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.
We visit South Boston with author Michael Patrick MacDonald as a crew demolishes the last of the Old Colony housing project buildings.
BOSTON — The Republican presidential candidates moved from Iowa to New Hampshire on Wednesday. We have reports from the Romney and Gingrich camps.
Four Boston chefs stop by Radio Boston to share four Thanksgiving dishes for anyone looking to break away from turkey day tradition.
At more than $40,000 a year the price tag at many private colleges is beyond the reach of many middle class families. In Massachusetts, a number of students are enrolling in community colleges first and getting free tuition at UMass once they transfer.
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.