Anthony Brooks brings more than 25 years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter and host for WBUR and NPR. For years, Brooks has 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 the 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 piece “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 On Point and Here & Now, produced by WBUR, and for NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
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, Mass., where he currently lives.
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.
BOSTON — The Republican presidential candidates moved from Iowa to New Hampshire on Wednesday. We have reports from the Romney and Gingrich camps.
BOSTON — This year, lenders have seized more than 11,000 properties in the state, including the former home of a low-income Boston family that bought a house and struggled to meet the payments, only to have the bank foreclose and resell it for less than a fifth of the original price.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks Steven Antonakes will be heading to Washington to help set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — the federal watchdog agency Congress created in the wake of the financial crisis.
BOSTON — On Wednesday Patrick and Baker presented two views of the state that couldn’t be more different. They have five days left to convince voters which view is correct.
BOSTON — In the final days of any campaign season — after months of attack ads and dirty politics — there’s sometimes one race that raises the bar and offers a substantive and thoughtful debate. The 6th district is definitely not that race.
BOSTON — The four candidates for governor of Massachusetts met last night in their final broadcast debate before Election Day, now just one week away. Despite a close race between incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick and Republican Charlie Baker, this final debate was a relatively tame affair.
BOSTON — This is a debate that won’t go away in this election, and it’s hardly surprising. After all, the Big Dig was the largest public works project in the country. It cost billions of dollars, and became a sorry symbol of cost overruns, fatal construction flaws and lax — even reckless — over-sight.
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced she’s investigating the allegations swirling around Tim Cahill and state Lottery ads. Meanwhile, the Lottery office has decided to suspend the advertisements until the attorney general’s review is complete.
BOSTON — Patrice Tierney looked tired and nervous as she sat before Judge William Young Wednesday in federal court. When Judge Young asked her why she was pleading guilty, she said quietly, “because I take full responsibility for what my part in this was.”
BOSTON — In the neighborhood where the Mattapan murders happened, city officials, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino, visited residents Wednesday to reassure them.
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 […]