The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week TV 4 News Anchor David Wade


David Wade, a hometown Somerville boy who worked really hard and did well in school who became a hometown hero here in the Ville.


Later in his career, David set his mind on journalism where eventually he became a news anchor on channel 4 and a very highly respected person who is recognized by the world, our Somerville residents and as well as by our young adults growing up in today’s Somerville school system as they look up to Dave as an inspiration of encouragement that hard work pays off. 

Dave never forgot his roots here of growing up in Somerville and he always proudly frequently takes the opportunity and mentions it on television newscast. 

David still gets involved with many local charitable activities and organizations here in the City of Somerville and beyond. 

David joined WBZ-TV (Channel 4) as anchor of the station’s weekday newscasts at 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and noon with co-anchor Paula Ebben on November 12, 2007. 

Wade, who grew up in Somerville and graduated from Emerson College, worked at FOX25 where he anchored the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts and also worked as a general assignment reporter.

After 9 years there, Wade abruptly left FOX25 that July. His wife and fellow FOX25 reporter, Bianca de la Garza, also left the station and freelanced for WCVB-TV (Channel 5.)

Wade joined WBZ as it tried at the time to climb out of a ratings slump.

In the mornings and noon newscasts, WBZ usually came in last except at 5 a.m. where it ranked second place in total viewers (28,500 in July) and (33,300 in May) behind WCVB.
Again we here in Somerville are very proud of our home hero, David Wade and he is an example of that hard work really pays off. 

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.   

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