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: Learning To Drive A Ferrari Brain Toward Exercise

December 10, 2014
(Sovxx via Wikimedia Commons)

Louise settles down just long enough to learn more about ADD, and how it may be getting in the way of her project.

Project Louise: Trying Not To Hate Steve Brown For Easily Losing 30 Pounds

November 19, 2014
(Duncan via Compfight)

Louise talks with a colleague who effortlessly lost 30 pounds. How?

Project Louise: With Two Months To Go, Where Are We?

November 05, 2014
(Andrew Borgen via Flickr)

Is Louise reaching her goals? Yes and (hello, treadmill) not so much.

The Voice Of ‘Car Talk’ — And Of ‘Our Fair City’

November 03, 2014
Tom, left, and Ray Magliozzi at the 2012 WBUR Gala, where “Car Talk” was honored (Mary Flatley for Liz Linder Photography)

Tom and Ray let the world hear what Boston really sounds like, says Louise Kennedy. Tom Magliozzi died Monday morning.

Project Louise: What To Do About Cholesterol?

October 15, 2014
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Louise doesn’t like the idea of taking statins. Is the science on her side?

Project Louise: The Zombie Workout Adds Strength Training

October 10, 2014
Louise's new role model: Rob Zombie. Note the muscle tension achieved by the squat.

Louise returns to the gym — to learn a workout routine that doesn’t require a gym.

Project Louise: Can You See The Future?

October 01, 2014
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This week, Louise checks in on her vision statement — and asks for yours.

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.

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