Duke Castiglione Named WCVB Lead Sports Anchor
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 9) has appointed Duke Castiglione lead sports anchor.
He is set to take the helm of WCVB’s sports desk, including the weekly Sunday night SportsCenter 5 OT at 11:30 p.m. from his current position as weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter. He takes over for longtime principal sports anchor Mike Lynch who transitioned into a part-time role as WCVB’s special sports correspondent last August.
“Over the course of his distinguished career, Duke has covered some of the biggest stories and sporting events including numerous Super Bowls and World Series,” said GM Bill Fine when making the announcement. “Duke knows the Boston sports scene inside and out, and we are thrilled to welcome him into this new role as SportsCenter 5’s lead anchor.”
Castiglione joined WCVB in January 2018 from WNYW New York where he was sports anchor as well as host of the Sunday night program Sports Extra. He has covered multiple Super Bowls, World Series, and hosted numerous television and radio sports programs and special events.
Prior to WNYW, Castiglione was a sports reporter with Boston’s WHDH. He was a sideline reporter for ESPN, covering Major League Baseball and college football games. Before that, Castiglione was the morning sports anchor and reporter for New York’s WCBS.
Castiglione was also the host of NY1’s live call-in program Sports on 1. He is a recipient of an Associated Press Award for Best Sports Show. He began his news career at Cape 11 News in Hyannis, Mass., and later at WGGB Springfield, Mass.
Castiglione graduated from Marshfield High School and Stonehill College. He credits his successful broadcasting career to the “greatest teacher and mentor” a broadcaster could have, his father and long-time voice of the Boston Red Sox, Joe Castiglione.