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Chet Curtis, 1939-2014

Chet Curtis, one of the most recognizable faces in Boston television news for decades, has died. Joe Kahn of The Boston Globe has the details.

Curtis, 75, was a fine journalist, a good guy and a very funny man. He will be missed.


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  1. Chet was so much more than a media star. He was a good person, a warm person, smart, down to earth and caring. It was he who defined the idea that “Five is Family” to New England. What a pleasure it was to work with him. Margie Arons-Barron

  2. If you live long enough and are active in business and your community, you get to meet a lot of people, many of them in the media. Often one hears anecdotes about the private side of public people. Not once have I ever heard of anyone with a bad word to say about Chet. I met a neighbor recently who turned out to be Chet’s son in law. I mentioned the above to him and he laughed. “What you see is what you get. The greatest guy ever.” I would say that his was a life well lived.

  3. Tobe Berkovitz

    Old school (in a good way). Always a pleasure to be interviewed by Chet.

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