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Anaridis Rodriguez has joined CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV as weekend morning anchor.

Anaridis Rodriguez has joined CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV as weekend morning anchor.

Rodriguez will also contribute to weekday mornings on WBZ This Morning. The announcement was made today by the stations’ News Director Johnny Green. Rodriguez will begin her new position on Monday, April 3.

Anaridis replaces Kerry Connolly who left her position as weekend anchor at WBZ in January.

Rodriguez comes to WBZ-TV from The Weather Channel in Atlanta, where she was a news anchor and network correspondent. For three years, she delivered news and contributed to severe weather aftermath coverage for the Weather Channel’s morning show. Prior to that, Rodriguez was a weekend anchor/reporter for WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA. There, she traveled across the Commonwealth covering the impact of Tropical Storm Irene in Western MA, the heroin crisis in the Pioneer Valley and the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Anaridis will be a fantastic addition to our outstanding team of journalists,” said Green. “We are thrilled to have her join us and look forward to having her contribute to our signature segments and continue our commitment to the local community.”

A native of Santo Domingo, Rodriguez emigrated from Dominican Republic to Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 12.

Rodriguez holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College and bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish from Rhode Island College.

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