Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 5, 2024

Beloved News Anchor Kate Merrill Mysteriously Leaves WBZ-TV

Beloved CBS Boston news anchor Kate Merrill has abruptly left WBZ-TV’s morning show. Fans are expressing outrage and demanding answers after Merrill’s sudden departure without immediate explanation.

Daily Mail reported that Merrill, a staple of WBZ-TV for over 20 years, was last seen on air in mid-May. The station offered minimal information until this week. On Monday, WBZ-TV released a brief statement saying, "Kate has decided to move on from WBZ."

This sudden announcement has left many viewers baffled and upset. Fans took to social media, demanding a more detailed explanation for Merrill's unexpected exit.

Fans Demand Answers for Abrupt Departure

Merrill herself has remained largely silent, except for a June 1st Instagram post. In the post, she shared a picture with former anchor Diane King Hall, expressing her fondness and missing their time together.

"When work friends become family - it’s good for the soul," Merrill wrote, "Love you DKH and miss laughing with you every morning on TV."

These cryptic posts have only fueled speculation among her loyal viewers, many of whom expressed their confusion and disappointment.

One fan commented, "You're missed in the morning. Hopefully, there will be an announcement about what's happened." Another added, "I’m wondering what happened? It was such an abrupt departure- I thought you were on vacation!"

Viewers Notice Pattern of Departures

The absence of detailed explanations has left a void for Merrill’s fans, who noted other recent departures from the morning show. Liam Martin and Zack Green, two other anchors, also left WBZ-TV recently.

Martin, in a March essay for Boston Magazine, discussed his mental health challenges. No detailed reasons were provided for Green’s departure last September. Merrill’s exit is the latest in a series of unsettling changes at WBZ-TV. Loyal viewers have voiced their dissatisfaction, questioning the station's recent decisions.

Kate Merrill’s Esteemed Career at WBZ-TV

Since starting her role at WBZ-TV in 2004, Merrill has won multiple Emmy Awards. She is well-regarded for her coverage of major events, including the 2013 Marathon bombings, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the 2004 Red Sox World Series win, and several Patriots Super Bowls.

Her dedication and professionalism have earned her a special place in the hearts of Boston viewers. Many fans vowed to stop watching the station after her departure.

One viewer commented on her last post:

I've been watching you on the morning show for years now and I vowed that after Zack and Liam were no longer a part of the show that if they ever let you go, I would stop watching CBS Boston. I guess today is the day. Wishing you the best of luck in whatever you do next-you are missed.


Kate Merrill’s sudden departure from WBZ-TV has left her loyal viewers confused and disappointed due to the lack of a detailed explanation. The station's brief statement and Merrill’s cryptic social media posts have fueled speculation. With other recent anchor exits, fans feel the end of an era for Merrill’s long career at WBZ-TV.

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