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 — Bob Massie compares the image of Nelson Mandela at his death to perceptions of him when he was imprisoned.
BOSTON — State authorities in Michigan and federal authorities here in Massachusetts are now working together on investigations of the deadly meningitis outbreak blamed on a compounding pharmacy in Framingham.
BOSTON — As President Obama and his aides try to build support for the Affordable Care Act, they’re enlisting as many allies as they can, including health insurers.
Convicted former chemist Annie Dookhan has never spoken publicly about the drug lab crisis. We speak with her lawyer, now that she’s in prison.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Nicholas Gordon, the lawyer of former convicted chemist Annie Dookhan, spoke with WBUR’s Deborah Becker.
Former chemist Annie Dookhan began her first full day in prison Saturday, but lingering questions persist about state oversight of forensic testing.
Disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan is on her way to prison for a drug lab crisis that’s created turmoil throughout the Massachusetts criminal justice system.
While John F. Kennedy’s womanizing is well-documented, the women who worked for him — and the president’s policies on women – are not as well-known.
BOSTON — Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Boston to celebrate the Boston Red Sox World Series victory.
BOSTON — While some say that openness allows a candidate to create a story that might resonate with voters, others say it could backfire.