Anthony Brooks brings more than 30 years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter and host for WBUR and NPR.
Before becoming WBUR’s senior political reporter, Brooks was co-host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s local news and talk show. For many years, Brooks worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering regional issues across New England, including politics, the economy, education, criminal justice and urban affairs. During the 2000 presidential election, he was one of NPR’s lead political reporters, covering Vice President Al Gore’s campaign from the early primaries through the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore ruling. His reports have been heard for many years on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.
Beyond NPR, Brooks was also a senior producer on the team that launched “The World” for Public Radio International. He was also a senior correspondent for InsideOut Documentaries at WBUR. His documentary, “Testing DNA and The Death Penalty-InsideOut,” won the 2002 Robert F. Kennedy Award for best radio feature.
Over the years, Brooks has won numerous other broadcast awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Regional Broadcasters Award, the AP Broadcasters Award, the Ohio State Award and the Robert L. Kozik Award for environmental reporting for his Soundprint documentary, “Chernobyl Revisited.”
Brooks also has been a frequent fill-in host for NPR’s On Point and Here & Now, produced by WBUR.
In 2006 Brooks was awarded a Knight Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he spent a year of sabbatical studies focusing on urban violence and wrongful convictions.
Brooks grew up in Boston, Italy and Switzerland, but he says none of those places have anything over Somerville, where he currently lives.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump visited Rhode Island on Monday ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday.
At issue are proposed cuts to pension benefits and changes to workplace rules that Verizon says are needed to keep the company’s landline business competitive.
With their new pitching ace, David Price, on the mound for the team’s 105th home opening game Monday, the Red Sox lost to the undefeated Baltimore Orioles 9-7.
Popular Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is facing a series of threats: a challenge on the left from popular Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, and a challenge on the right from within her own party. And then there’s the question of Donald Trump.
While the Democratic nomination might be a long shot for Sanders, he’s still shaping the race pushing for progressive policies. WBUR’s Anthony Brooks takes a look at the city where those policies took shape.
“Mitt Romney’s work has sort of backfired in some ways,” said state Rep. Geoff Diehl, co-chair of the Trump campaign in Massachusetts.
After winning several states on Super Tuesday, Clinton now has a big lead in delegates. However, Sanders told WBUR his campaign will continue with plans to battle on right through to the convention in July.
Massachusetts is one of several states holding a primary or caucus this Super Tuesday, and there’s a huge share of delegates at stake.
That Clinton and Sanders were in Massachusetts on Monday is a measure of what’s at stake today. For Clinton, winning here is a chance to build momentum. For Sanders, a win in Massachusetts is probably crucial.
Massachusetts finds itself in a different position than it’s accustomed to leading into Super Tuesday.
For the latest on the governor’s race, we talk with WBUR’s Asma Khalid, Republican strategist Jeff Stinson and former Democratic state treasurer Shannon O’Brien.
WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer and Anthony Brooks speak with Radio Boston’s week-in-review panel.
Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield talks about “Take Me Out,” his new illustrated book of verse on sports.
Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only a Game, joins us to talk about the world of sports.
State health and government officials are working hard to tamp down fears about the global Ebola crisis one day after five people arrived at Logan Airport from Dubai with flu-like symptoms.
Jimmy Tingle talks about his brand of news commentary and political comedy.
We’ll talk about Market Basket, the mayoral task force on income inequality, the race for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, and the sales tax holiday.
Bill Littlefield breaks down this week’s sports news, from the reconfigured Red Sox to Roger Clemens’ final acceptance into a Hall of Fame (but not the one in Cooperstown) to paying college athletes.
Our news roundtable goes behind the week’s headlines.
Governor Patrick makes an impassioned plea today for the state to help the flood of children crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, we’ll take a look at the BRA’s books and a new parking app.
support wbur today Colleges and universities are sending high school seniors fat and thin envelopes this week. Now parents must figure out how they are going to pay for their children’s education. Adding up tuition, books, and room and board, for the 2003-2004 year the average private college cost $29,500. For many schools, this number […]