gay vernon hall of fame inductee 2016

Gay Vernon

Gay Vernon’s Boston radio career began in 1976 writing Red Sox trivia questions for WMEX. As the daughter of former Red Sox 1st baseman and AL Batting Champ Mickey Vernon this was right up her alley.  After a few years in New Hampshire she returned to Boston and spent over 30 years as morning news anchor. First at WVBF 105.7 with Hall of Famers, Loren & Wally, where she also hosted the “People Who Care” series. She moved to the morning news at WEEI co-hosting with Nick Mills during the all-news format, then began a more than 20-year stint at Magic 106.7 doing morning news with John Kosian, Hall of Famer, Tom Bergeron and Hall of Famer, “The Exciting Mike Addams.” doing more than 35,000 newscasts. From 1992-2012 Gay also co-hosted with Candy O’Terry “Exceptional Women,” winner of 23 Gracie awards. In 2006 she was honored with The Jimmy Award for her support of the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber.