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Married Boston anchors make news by separating

Curtis, Jacobson split after 24 years, will remain co-workers

BOSTON — WCVB-TV anchor team and real-life husband and wife Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson announced that they were separating, generating a flood of front-page stories and even coverage on rival TV stations.

Married for 24 years, the team has anchored the ABC affil’s local evening newscasts together since 1982. In a joint statement they said, “We will work together as news anchors and professional partners as we have since March of 1972, and we remain wholeheartedly committed to WCVB and our community.”

The Hearst-Argyle station, which has the No. 1 newscast at 6 p.m., said that Curtis and Jacobson would continue together at the anchor desk.

Local media coverage has bordered on the tabloid, with writers claiming the separation “shatters WCVB’s family image.” Analysts predict at least a short-term spike in the ratings by curiosity seekers, although Curtis and Jacobson have continued working since coming to their decision a few weeks ago. The announcement was delayed so as not to interfere with the coverage of a major fire in Worcester, Mass., which claimed the lives of six firefighters.

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