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.
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.
Raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts, combating opioid addiction and Boston as a possible host city for the 2024 Olympics. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind this week’s headlines.
We discuss the news in sports this week, from California Chrome’s failure to win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes last weekend, to the World Cup, which begins tomorrow in São Paulo.
Worcester Tech was one of the lowest performing schools in the state but has made an impressive turnaround.
Gov. Deval Patrick announces new measures to fight the state’s opioid addiction crisis.
The week’s top stories, from the state’s Parole Board decision to release a man convicted of murder as a juvenile to a new report recommending more autonomy for Boston Public Schools.
The greatest soccer tournament in the world is about to kick off. The French Open wraps up. And the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays just can’t stop beaning each other.
Our weekly sports round-up with Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield. We dive into Manny Ramirez signing with the Cubs, the World Cup in Brazil next month and why nobody wants to host the Winter Olympics.
The week in the news: the new mayor, new leadership in the police department, and a French company takes over commuter rail.
We’ll take a look at the last (greatest?) BCS championship football game and the performance of NFL refs this year.
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.
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 […]