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Landing her role model’s role Latoyia Edwards follows Boston icon Liz Walker to the anchor desk

Landing her role model’s role
Latoyia Edwards follows Boston icon Liz Walker to the anchor desk

Dorchester native Latoyia Edwards was promoted to the marquee anchor position at NECN in January. (Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff)
By Johnny Diaz
Globe Staff / March 3, 2011

When Latoyia Edwards was growing up in Dorchester, she made sure to watch Liz Walker anchor the nightly TV news.

“She looked like me,’’ Edwards recalled. “She was outgoing, and an African-American face on television.’’

It was the 1980s, and Walker, working at WBZ-TV (Channel 4), was the first black anchor of a Boston TV newscast — and one of the few in the country. Now Edwards is the only African-American on an evening news anchor team in Boston, the nation’s seventh-largest TV market. She said Walker is “one of the people who made me think that this is something that I can do. She totally inspired me to go into TV journalism.’’

FULL STORY HERE
http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2011/03/03/latoyia_edwards_settles_in_as_necn_anchor/

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