Anthony Hill, 72, Ten O’Clock News Producer

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From the Boston Globe:

Treasured journalist, writer, documentarian and videographer Anthony Hill died suddenly in his home on January 24, 2024, at age 72.

Born at Boston Lying-In Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s), on September 2, 1951, he grew up in Watertown and Cambridge before graduating from Harvard University in 1973, from which he received a B.A. in American History and Literature.

During his years at Harvard, he wrote for The Harvard Crimson, an experience that launched a journalism career that included the Boston Phoenix, The Real Paper, Newsweek and eventually, led to his reporting and producing segments for The Ten O’clock News on WGBH.

He subsequently produced pieces for WCVB-TV’s (Channel 5) evening magazine show, Chronicle. His videography career included signature pieces on Martin Luther King, Jr., The Paradox of Boston and John Silber, seventh president of Boston University, Honoring John Silber, which was thoroughly enjoyed by even the irascible Silber himself.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Harvard Club of Boston on Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 PM. It will be followed by a concert performed by the Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society in Harvard Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society, P.O. 15136, Boston, MA 02215 or at www.BBBSociety.org. Condolences may be shared at Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, at www.bellodeafuneralhome.com.

1 Comment

  1. Wilson Chao on February 19, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Just for the record, he couldn’t have received a B.A. in American History and Literature because Harvard doesn’t award any B.A. degrees; they confer the A.B. degree. Of course this is nit-picking but Tony, as a careful and precise journalist would want it so noted. (I was Tony’s classmate in the Harvard-Radcliffe class of ’73, and also had the privilege of working with him in later years.)

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