WBUR Staff

Dave Faneuf

Announcer/Operator, WBUR

Dave Faneuf is a native of Lowell and still resides there. He began his radio career at a small station in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1973, eventually working his way back to Massachusetts.

Dave was news director at several area radio stations over the years, including WLLH and WCAP in Lowell, WCCM/WCGY in Lawrence.

Dave entered the Boston radio market in the early 1980s as a reporter and news anchor at WVBF, later at WBZ and WODS, before joining WBUR in 1999. He also owned a news service that provided Massachusetts news to the ABC Newswire.

Dave is the winner of a number of news awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, Massachusetts Broadcasters Association as well as the Achievement In Radio Award for Best Newscaster in Boston.

Dave is the weekday evening and weekend afternoon news anchor at WBUR, responsible for gathering, writing and broadcasting the local newscasts as well as the local continuity breaks during some of WBUR’s most popular programs.

In his spare time, Dave is an avid boater and a member of the board of directors of the Lowell Motor Boat Club and retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he handled public affairs for Coast Guard Auxiliary in the 1st Coast Guard District.

Recent stories

Former Sox Manager Dick Williams Dies

July 07, 2011
Boston Red Sox manager Dick Williams, right, and Roger Maris, of the St. Louis Cardinals, chat before Game 2 of the 1967 World Series in Boston. (AP)

Dick Williams, the Hall of Fame baseball manager who led the Red Sox on their “Impossible Dream” in 1967, has died. He was 82.

Guard Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

April 19, 2011

A guard at MCI-Norfolk has been charged with smuggling heroin into the prison, with intent to distribute.

Another Commuter Rail Horror Story

March 04, 2011

The number of rail commuter horror stories grows with the ride home on the Boston to Fitchburg line Thursday night. Two trains took close to four hours to make the 40-mile trip.

Senate Candidates Debate War, Taxes, Jobs In Final Debate

January 11, 2010

In their final debate before a special election next week, the U.S. Senate candidates sparred, sometimes combatively, on issues including taxes, job creation, health care refor, the war in Afghanistan and the treatment of suspected terrorists.

Health Care, Afghanistan Top First Senate Debate

December 22, 2009

The three candidates running to fill the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate seat sparred on everything from Afghanistan to health care during their first debate Monday night.

Democratic Senate Candidates Face Off In First Debate

October 26, 2009

The first broadcast debate between the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate found the candidates trying to link themselves to the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy — drawing comparisons to the way Kennedy was able to work with opponents and their strengths.

Globe Calls 23 Percent Wage Cut Its ‘Last, Best Offer’

May 05, 2009

Management of the Boston Globe again presented as its “last, best offer” a 23-percent wage cut for union members, as negotiations resumed between officials of the New York Times Co., the Globe’s parent, and the Boston Newspaper Guild.

Mass. Confirms 34 Swine Flu Cases; All Recovering

May 04, 2009

Massachusetts officials are confirming 28 new cases of swine flu, bringing the statewide total to 34. All of the cases were mild, state officials said. Only one of the new cases required hospitalization and that person has since been discharged. More than half of those infected have been children.

BU Creates Research-Sharing Database

February 17, 2009

Boston University is creating a public database for faculty and students to share their research.

MBTA Rescinds Employee Raises

August 20, 2008

Under pressure from the Patrick administration, the MBTA has rescinded recent pay raises for more than 270 executives and non-union workers.

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