Anthony Brooks brings more than 30 years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter and host for WBUR and NPR.
Until 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, Mass., where he currently lives.
Trump won pluralities of both Republicans and independents, with strong support across the state from younger and older voters frustrated with establishment politics.
The campaigning in New Hampshire is essentially over. Candidates spent Monday criss-crossing the Granite State, sometimes fighting the weather in the final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s voting.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embarrassed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on the Saturday night debate stage, and crowed about it on Sunday, as Rubio tried to recover.
Trump made one stop in New Hampshire the day after finishing second in the Iowa caucuses, and was back for a few hours Thursday.
Following her razor-thin victory in Iowa, Hillary Clinton spent Tuesday rallying loyal Democrats. Bernie Sanders was also back on the campaign trail — sounding a lot like an Iowa winner, as well.
How are the results of the Iowa caucuses influencing the mood of voters in New Hampshire?
Bernie Sanders has defied expectations with his grassroots challenge of Hillary Clinton — turning their primary race in New Hampshire into a fight over the future and soul of the Democratic Party.
With the first presidential primary now two weeks away, Sanders is ahead of Hillary Clinton 55 to 39 percent in New Hampshire. On the GOP side, Trump leads Ted Cruz 33 to 14 percent.
Thursday night, Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican John Kasich held separate town meetings in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, within an hour of each other.
New Hampshire’s undeclared voters are notoriously independent and play a crucial role in picking the winners. And our latest poll finds that with less than three weeks before primary day, many are undecided.
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.
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 was closer to […]