February 12 2016
BNEWS Weekly is produced by the BCAT staff. However the production
wouldn't be possible without a core of professional and dedicated volunteers
who are a part of the BNEWS WEEKLY team.
Richard has over six years in community news and has experience covering local politics, crime, events and features. He began his career at a weekly newspaper before becoming a daily reporter. Before joining the BNEWS team he was an editor with Burlington Patch. Rich is interested in photography, loves working in news, and is excited to expand into the arena of televised news coverage. Rich has a master's degree in Journalism and Public Policy from Northeastern University.
Phil Gallagher, Lead News Anchor
Phil Gallagher has served over 10 years as the BNEWS anchor. Phil has 32 years experience in public access programming covering issues of local, state and national interest. His previous productions have included Issues in Burlington, Topics, Editor’s Roundtable, Live Election Night Coverage and numerous local sports and public interest events.
Peter Brown, BCAT Accu Weatherman
Peter Brown, a lifelong resident of the Boston area, has had a passion for weather ever since he was five years old and saw the tornado in the Wizard of Oz. He’s been fascinated ever since and has followed blizzards, hurricanes and other weather phenomena in southern New England. Peter received a BA in Chemistry from Boston University in 2004 and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 2010. He is a full member of the American Meteorological Society and has attended several meetings of the annual Southern New England Weather Conference.
Phil Arcaro, Sports Anchor
Phil joined BNEWS as our Sports Anchor in 2014. Phil is currently a Senior at BHS and aspires to be a Sports announcer or Radio DJ. As the voice of Red Devil Football, Basketball and Hockey since September of 2013, he has been dedicated to widening interest of BHS Sports to athletes, parents and fans across the state using a wide variety of Social Media platforms. As a result, he has won a "plethora" of awards, including the BCAT Volunteer of the Year award in 2014, and the BCAT Excellence in Sports Announcing award in 2014 and 2015. As an avid Boston Sports fan and an athlete himself, Phil is excited to join the BNEWS team.
Marge McDonald, Senior News Segment
Marge is the director of Burlington's Council on Aging. She has been producing and hosting the Senior News segment for BCAT for over 5 years. Be sure to catch Marge's segment the first of every month for important updates and events relating to seniors in the community.