Deborah Becker is a reporter and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice, crime and education.
Deb also helps produce and organize various WBUR special programs and series. She has received numerous awards from Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA), Public Radio International, National Education Writers Association, Associated Press, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Parent/Professional Advocacy League and United Press International. She also completed journalism fellowships on addiction studies, juvenile justice and journalism and the law.
Deb studied journalism at St. Bonaventure University. She lives with her family in central Massachusetts.
BOSTON — Some of Ibragim Todashev’s former roommates said he knew one of the bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, from mixed martial arts fighting in Boston.
So far, officials have compiled more than 2 million records related to all drugs tested at the now-closed Hinton state drug lab. But the crisis’ full scope remains an ongoing question.
Annie Dookhan has been criminally charged with deliberately manipulating drug tests at the Hinton State Laboratory in Jamaica Plain, Mass., compromising at least 34,000 cases.
BOSTON — The ruling comes as one of the recently released drug lab defendants is charged with murder in Brockton.
The state’s highest court has essentially upheld the special system in Massachusetts for releasing defendants affected by the drug lab crisis. The ruling comes as one of the recently released drug lab defendants is charged with murder.
BOSTON — Both prosecutors and defense attorneys are asking the high court to provide clarity on the process of reviewing criminal convictions jeopardized by the state drug lab crisis.
WORCESTER, Mass. — But Peter Stefan says he doesn’t think Russia will take the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and is working on other arrangements.
WORCESTER, Mass. — The owner of the Worcester funeral home holding the body of accused marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev expects to find a cemetery to bury Tsarnaev by Monday.
BOSTON — Federal Homeland Security officials are promising reform of the student visa system, after the two friends of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect overstayed their visas.
BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. William Keating says lawmakers have long been concerned about the threat of so-called “homegrown” terrorists.