Team NECN – behind the camera and on the bike

We recognize many members of Team NECN because they are reporters, meteorologists, and show hosts we see on TV. But on PMC weekend, they are all cyclists wearing helmets and matching PMC jerseys raising money for a vital cause: supporting cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Like so many PMC supporters, NECN is more than just the event’s year-long media sponsor. NECN has been the PMC’s media sponsor since 1999. NECN produces the PMC Opening Ceremony, provides live media coverage throughout PMC weekend, and highlights our riders’ stories throughout the season.

Team NECN is also getting on their bikes this summer. Thirteen NECN employees are part of the team and will join the 5,000 other PMC cyclists on Aug. 7 and 8.

 Team NECN is led by David Lawson, vice president/business manager and 10-year PMC veteran. He’ll bike the 190 mile route from Sturbridge to Provincetown “in memory of my parents, friends and relatives who battled this awful disease,” he writes on Team NECN’s blog. “It is a great feeling to be part of a community dedicated to fight and ultimately end cancer,” Lawson writes.

2010 Team NECN and Pedal Partner Ethan

Others on Team NECN include Jenny Johnson, co-host and executive producer of TV Diner; Ted McEnroe, director of Digital Media; Danielle Niles, weekday meteorologist for “NECN Morning;” and John Vanscoyoc, senior producer, “Broadside: The News with Jim Braude.”

Read about all of the members of Team NECN here.

The 2008 Team NECN

Join TV Diner’s Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson at Team NECN’s annual fundraising party on June 22 at The Beehive in Boston. There will be food, music, raffles and fantastic live and silent auction items. The festivities will go from 6 p.m. until 9 pm.

Wildly hailed as one of the city’s hottest venues, The Beehive is a popular eatery and bar located in The Boston Center for the Arts complex in Boston’s South End at 541 Tremont Street. Tickets available here.

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