Editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — I’m not all that much of a Facebook guy
And sometimes that means things pass me by
Like word that one of the best newsmen you’ll find
Is planning to step back from the daily grind.
“I got old” WBZ’s Carl Stevens wrote
In a typically self-effacing note
Announcing his plans to work part-time for now
Leaving the rest of us to wonder how
We’ll get by without Carl’s amazing skill
At giving us coverage like no one else will
Full of knowledge, truth and skepticism too
From a newshound who always knows the right thing to do.
When stories and scrums in the State House got restive
You could count on Carl to bring proper perspective
To cut to the chase and ask just the right question
To get the most news from a newsmaking session.
But as good as Carl is as a story-getter
As a colleague and friend, he’s even better
A cheerful, supportive voice in a racket
Where too often you need to wear your flak-jacket.
Carl says he’s feeling his age these days
And brother, I can dig it, let me count the ways
But the good news is, Carl Stevens will still
Be a part of BZ, and he always will.
Because live or on tape, Carl will always be the guy
Who serves up the news, with a side of wry.
You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday mornings at :55 minutes past the hour. Listen to his previous podcasts on iHeartRadio.