WBUR Staff

Louise Kennedy

Director, Community Engagement, WBUR

As director of community engagement, Louise oversees WBUR’s live events and other direct, local forms of connecting with our audience. Before joining WBUR, she was a longtime editor and writer at The Boston Globe, most recently as theater critic. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College. She lives in Newton with her family.

To learn more about our community engagement efforts, visit the Community and Events pages on wbur.org, join our Meetup group and follow Louise on Twitter, @LouiseWBUR. And if you have thoughts about how WBUR should connect with your corner of the community, please be in touch.


Recent stories

Project Louise: Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Zombie Workout

September 19, 2014
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Project Louise: The zombie workout, or, getting intense and liking it.

Project Louise: The Dog Ate My Homework

September 04, 2014
(Girl.In.the.D via Flickr)

Louise had great plans for dealing with stress … until the stress got in the way.

Project Louise: Entering The Home Stretch, Time To Press ‘Pause’

August 27, 2014
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Making the turn to the home stretch, Louise stops to consider her progress.

Project Louise: ‘The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health’

August 12, 2014
Dr. Mike Evans, in a video

A video says we should all be walking or exercising or in some way moving our bodies about half an hour every day.

Project Louise: New Habit? It’s In The Bag

August 05, 2014

This week, Louise learns that keeping a healthy new habit can be easier than breaking it.

Project Louise: Exercise Every Single Day? Says Who?

July 28, 2014
(Bjørn Giesenbauer via Compfight)

After a week of exercising every day, Louise knows one new thing: She doesn’t like being bossed around.

Project Louise: Lose Ugly Belly Fat Fast! Yeah, Not So Much

July 08, 2014
(Photo: TORCH magazine via Compfight)

This week, Louise makes peace with her most hated body part — or tries to, at least.

Project Louise: Beginning To See The Light

June 30, 2014
When you create a vision of your ideal life, it's easier to see what fits in and what has to go.

In this week’s installment, Louise envisions her ideal life — and maps out a few concrete steps for getting there.

Project Louise: Going For A Ride — And Going For The Fun

June 02, 2014
Not only did Louise ride 20 miles, but at the end, she was in a tent with Tom Brady. Oh, and hundreds of other people. Still ... fun! (Best Buddies)

This week, Louise gets on her bike — and gets a pleasant surprise.

Project Louise: Into The Woods … And, Maybe, Out Again

May 21, 2014
Dante displaying his famous opening lines -- words to remember when the woods grow dark. (Wikimedia Commons)

Project Louise: This week, Louise finds an unexpected spot of serenity.

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