Kathleen works primarily with Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to help research, record and edit interviews on a range of subjects.
Kathleen joined WBUR in 2008, beginning as a freelancer in the newscast unit, and has since worn many hats at the station. She has worked as both the production assistant and senior news writer for Morning Edition, where she wrote, reported and produced WBUR newscasts and updated wbur.org. Occasionally, Kathleen is in the studio at 2 a.m., filling in as the senior producer of Morning Edition.
Before joining WBUR, Kathleen completed a year of volunteer service in El Paso, Texas, with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She spent most of her time there teaching English as a second language, facilitating empowerment and art therapy workshops at various women’s shelters and assisting with Border Immersion Experience programs along the United States-Mexico border.
Kathleen graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she worked for WFUV as a reporter and news anchor. Kathleen was part of WFUV’s award-winning coverage of the 2006 elections, for which she covered former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. She also was awarded first place for best student newscast from Public Radio News Directors International in 2006.
BOSTON — A Cambridge nonprofit, along with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, are launching a program to help veterans transition to civilian workplaces.
BOSTON — Wind energy is a leading component of the Patrick administration’s economic recovery plan. State officials hope the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown will be a boon for the state’s clean energy sector.
BOSTON — The former Navy SEAL and private equity investor from Cohasset talks about what he, as an outsider, could bring to Congress, and some key issues in the race.
BOSTON — Muji Karim lost both of his legs after a car accident in 2011. Now, he is trying to learn how to run again, and spreading a message of hope for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings who also lost limbs.
BOSTON — For the first time since the Boston Marathon bombing, people were able to walk down Boylston Street Wednesday, and past the sites of the two blasts.
BOSTON — On Tuesday, business owners and residents were finally able to return to Boylston Street, which had been closed off as a crime scene since the Boston Marathon bombings.
BOSTON — At least one museum curator is concerned that as the city moves back toward normalcy, some of the items that mark the marathon bombings site will be lost.
BOSTON — “I just knew it had to be done,” said Hingham teacher and track coach Rick Kates, who is also a trained EMT.
BOSTON — The moment Rebecca Roach heard the blast she knew it was coming from the where she had just seen her friends and family cheering her on.
BOSTON — On Monday, the last American male to win the Boston Marathon, Greg Meyer, will run the course again.