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Join WCVB NewsCenter 5 anchor Maria Stephanos as she interviews some of the biggest names and most influential people in Boston in a 1-hour primetime special “Someone You Should Know with Maria Stephanos.”

Join WCVB NewsCenter 5 anchor Maria Stephanos as she interviews some of the biggest names and most influential people in Boston in a 1-hour primetime special “Someone You Should Know with Maria Stephanos.”

The program will air from 10-11PM on WCVB on Tuesday June 20th and will re-air Sunday, June 25th from 12:30-1:30 PM. The special will also air Wednesday, June 21st from 10:30-11:30PM on MeTV Boston immediately following The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston.

Maria gets up-close and personal with some of the Bay State’s most influential and fascinating people to find out what drives and inspires them, and delves into the experiences that have shaped them into who they are today. Interviews include:

  • Boston Celtics super star point guard Isaiah Thomas
  • David Muir, anchor and managing editor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20, talks about his career and Boston roots as former anchor and reporter at WCVB, as well as the importance of unbiased reporting during this critical time
  • Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan talks about her life on and off the ice and what it was like to compete on this past season of Dancing with the Stars
  • Nancy Frates, mother of Pete Frates, who has helped her son in his battle with ALS and been a driving force in helping to raise awareness and funds for ALS research
  • Congressman Seth Moulton on the current political climate and whether there may be a Presidential run in his future
  • Nick Varano, owner of some of Boston’s hottest restaurants, on why celebs are into his eateries and his battle with obesity that led to weight loss surgery
  • The woman who holds the secret to the world famous Toll House cookie recipe which originated in Whitman, Massachusetts
  • And last but not least, WCVB Sports Director Mike Lynch talks about some of his favorite and most memorable High 5 stories from the past 32 years at Channel 5

“It was an honor and a pleasure to produce this special that highlights just a few people that help make up the extraordinary fabric of our community,” said Stephanos.



About WCVB CHANNEL 5
WCVB is Boston’s broadcast/digital media leader, providing news, weather, sports, community service and entertainment on multiple platforms including WCVB Channel 5, wcvb.com, WCVB mobile and MeTV Boston. Founded by community leaders in 1972, WCVB is committed to its mission to serve the region with quality local content. In addition to nearly 45 hours of NewsCenter 5 coverage each week, original offerings include Chronicle, the nation’s longest running local news magazine; CityLine, a weekly urban magazine program; and On The Record, a weekly political roundtable. The station has been honored with numerous prestigious national broadcasting honors including the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Best Newscast” and National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s “Service to the Community” award. Additional top honors include the National Headliner Awards, Gracie Awards, Gabriel Awards, the regional Emmy’s, Associated Press Awards, Walter Cronkite Award, and duPont Awards. WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate station, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst, a leading media company whose global holdings include 30 television stations and two radio stations. Follow us on Facebook (wcvb5), Twitter (@wcvb) or Google+ (search +wcvb)

About MeTV Boston (Memorable Entertainment Television)
MeTV Boston is WCVB Channel 5's second station and brings classic television favorites to Boston-area viewers. The classic TV format was created to present a wide variety of the iconic series, stars, and genres that have defined pop culture and television for decades. Its library includes series favorites such as I Love Lucy, Mama's Family, M*A*S*H, Cheers, CHIPs, Laverne & Shirley, and Hogan's Heroes, among others. In addition to classic TV favorites, "The 10 O'Clock News on MeTV Boston" airs every night at 10-10:30PM. Find the BEST Classic TV shows on MeTV Boston: Over-the-air on Channel 5.2, COMCAST Ch. 942, Verizon Ch. 461, RCN Ch. 29, Charter Ch. 184, Metrocast Ch. 295, Beld Broadband Ch. 75. Visit metvnetwork.com/Boston, on Facebook at facebook.com/MeTVBoston and Twitter @MeTVBoston.

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