In 1954 George Forsyth became the first African-American reporter to be hired by theBoston Traveler, the afternoon paper owned by theBoston Herald. Beginning as a street reporter, he became a feature writer and drama and entertainment critic. In 1968 he joined the staff of WHDH-TV as an on-air reporter, transferring to WHDH-radio in 1972. In 1975 he moved to public affairs with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Boston. This pioneering Black journalist was born in Roxbury, graduated from English High School, and received his degree in journalism from Boston University after serving in World War II.