Jim Lokay announced today that he will be leaving WCVB-TV after four years at the station. Jim anchors NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener on the weekends and also reports during the week.
Jim announced his departure on his Facebook page, saying, “It has been an AMAZING run in New England, and while I had some great opportunities to stay here and grow, I also have the rare chance right now to spend some time with my family as I plan out the next chapter.”
As stated in his post, Jim will be spending time with his family. His father continues to battle back from a stroke, and when we asked Jim about this opportunity to be with his family, he said “I get to spend a few weeks with my family. That’s pretty cool.”
During his four years at WCVB, Jim has covered a wide array of stories from Super Bowls to the Boston Marathon bombings. Jim also reported from Connecticut after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Jim came to Boston from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a reporter and anchor at KDKA-TV for six years. Jim reported on transportation, consumer, and general assignment stories at the station. While at KDKA, Jim co-hosted pre-game programming for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers, KDKA’s New Year’s Eve special, as well as the annual telethon for Children’s Hospital.
Before KDKA, Jim was an anchor and digital journalist for News 10 Now (now called Time Warner Cable News Central New York) in Syracuse, New York. Jim started at the station in 2003 as a reporter covering the Mohawk Valley region before becoming a weekend anchor for the 24-hour news channel.
Jim began his career in Pittsburgh at Metro Networks where he was a reporter and editor. He reported news segments for morning shows in the area.
A member of the American Liver Foundation, Jim is a 2002 graduate of California University at Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.
Jim’s last day at WCVB is Saturday, October 31.