Curt Nickisch serves as WBUR’s Business & Technology Reporter. He strives to tell the best tech, economy and financial stories in ways that both biz-savvy insiders and business neophytes find intriguing and informative.
His start in radio journalism began during Fulbright study in Europe, where he reported for Germany’s international broadcaster. He’s now a regular contributor to NPR and Marketplace. Curt has won various journalism honors, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards.
BOSTON — The New England Patriots said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used in the AFC Championship to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated.
BOSTON — Advocates of the Boston Olympics bid introduced a proposal for housing Olympic Stadium, suggesting that if the 2024 Summer Games are held in Boston, their plans aim to create the ‘most walkable’ Olympics in modern history.
BOSTON — Clarifying his stance, the Boston mayor said he still does not support a public vote over whether to host the 2024 Games but supports the right of the public to pursue one.
BOSTON — Many are concerned the weeks-long global mega sporting event would compound Boston’s already congested roads. But history says those concerns might be misplaced.
BOSTON — About 150 people attended the first public meeting of the group No Boston Olympics Wednesday to drum up support in the group’s effort to thwart plans to make Boston the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
BOSTON — WBUR reporter Curt Nickisch discusses the biggest business story of 2014: the Market Basket feud.
BOSTON — The revamped Health Connector website did not suffer the same outages and delays as last year as thousands of people without insurance signed up for health plans before last night’s midnight deadline.
BOSTON — Residents signing up for health insurance through the state now have until Sunday to make their first payment, but must still enroll before midnight Tuesday to guarantee their coverage begins Jan. 1.
The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — But after hearing pitches from Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles, the panel stopped short of choosing one of the four cities.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — On Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh and four other Bostonians are scheduled make their case to the United States Olympic Committee for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games.
BOSTON — Four major Greater Boston institutions partner to create a signature city event on innovation and revolutionary ideas.
BOSTON — The drug giant Merck is buying Cubist Pharmaceuticals in Lexington for $9.5 billion.
We hear from young Germans, from a 17-year-old who urges solidarity, to a 27-year-old who thinks the wall should be rebuilt.
On the 25th anniversary of the day the wall came down, Curt Nickisch of WBUR speaks to Germans about their memories of that time.
Schilkin is an East Berlin distillery with a long history. It’s finding economic salvation in the new spirit of Berlin.
BOSTON — Researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge plan to use Ted Stanley’s donation to catalog all the genetic variations that contribute to severe psychiatric disorders.
The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.
When the photo was snapped, the first rush had passed. The medical professionals didn’t know that another 24 patients were on their way.
BOSTON — The Republican potentially has a rare chance to get right back on the horse that bucked him off.
Sen. Scott Brown has filed legislation in the Senate that could change the way startups are funded.