Ed Harding, Anchor, WCVB Channel 5
Ed Harding is co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 at 4:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 PM. Harding is an award-winning local journalist who has been a member of NewsCenter 5 for over 25 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards including two Boston/New England Emmy awards for best Anchor-News and a first place Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Sound Bites award for On-Air Personality, among others.
Harding joined WCVB in 1988 as weekend sports anchor and reporter. He took over as co-anchor of the EyeOpener newscast in 2000 and added co-anchor of the 11 PM newscast in 2004. He helped launch WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 4:30 PM and 7 PM in January 2016 when WCVB added those newscasts to its lineup.
Before joining WCVB, Harding was sports director and principal sports anchor for WISH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis. At WISH, he anchored and produced the 6 PM and 11 PM sportscasts, co-produced and reported the station’s annual ‘Indy 500’ special, and was producer and host of The Colts Today, the NFL Indianapolis Colts coach’s show. For three years, he provided live reports and color commentary for Colts games on WIBC Radio.
While in the Midwest, Harding won two Indiana Associated Press awards and was named Best TV Sportscaster by Indianapolis Magazine.
Prior to joining WISH, Harding was sports director and anchor for WDSU-TV in New Orleans from 1978 to 1981. He served one year in Minneapolis as assistant sports director and weekend anchor for KMSP-TV. From 1975 to 1977, Harding was sports director and anchor for WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, NY.
A native of the Boston suburb of Newton, Harding graduated from Emerson College in Boston.