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The Arc of Massachusetts invites you to the
70th Anniversary Gala:
Celebrating 70 Years of Progress

Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cocktail reception | Dinner | Program | Auction

Emcee Paula Ebben, Anchor: WBZ-TV and CBS News Boston

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To show our appreciation, 70 honorees will be recognized for representing what our community stands for. Each week we will announce 10 honorees, so check your emails!

70th Anniversary Honorees: Group Three

Robert Beckett and Laurie Gibson
Owen and Constance Gallagher
Mary Lou Maloney and William Allen
Neil McKittrick
Henry and Evelyne Milorin

Meet Our Emcee: Paula Ebben


Multiple award-winning journalist Paula Ebben co-anchors WBZ-TV Newscasts at Noon and 5:30 p.m. Ebben is also an anchor for WBZ’s streaming news service: CBS News Boston, and reports across all newscasts including WBZ-TV News’ “Eye on Education” reports.

During her two decade broadcast career, Ebben has also received a 2014 Columbia DuPont Award and a 2013 Peabody Award as part of WBZ-TV’s team coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings. She has been nominated for multiple Boston/New England Emmy Awards for Anchor, Reporter, Consumer Reporter, Education Series and for Writing, and won for Reporter in a WBZ Special on the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions. In 2005, Ebben was awarded a regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting. In 2011, she was chosen to report for all CBS stations from The 2011 Royal Wedding in London, England. She has also reported from the Democratic (’04) and Republican National Conventions (’04 and ’16) and many New Hampshire Primaries. She interviewed first lady Michelle Obama at the White House, reported from the Canonization of the Popes in Rome, and covered the three-city visit of Pope Francis to the United States. She has also had the opportunity to co-anchor Championship Parades for The Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.

Ebben is a Central Massachusetts native raised in Shrewsbury, MA . Before joining WBZ-TV in 2002, Ebben previously worked as an anchor and reporter at New England Cable News. Before joining NECN, Ebben was an anchor and reporter at WGMC-TV in Worcester, MA. Ebben graduated cum laude from Boston College with a BA degree in English. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston’s foremost agency helping homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. She also supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Ebben and her husband Bill reside in the Greater Boston area. They have four children.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030:
Stories of The Arc of Massachusetts

Each Wednesday in the weeks leading up to the Gala, our Official Media Partner, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, will air a story about the people of The Arc of Massachusetts.


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