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: When The Best Thing To Do Is … Nothing

April 17, 2014
Stress can get in the way of doing the right thing. But stopping to breathe can help. (skyseeker via flickr)

Project Louise: Sometimes the best thing you can do is … nothing.

Project Louise: Music Makes The Heart Beat Faster

April 07, 2014
You may be relieved to know that working out to music does not require wearing any of these 1980s styles. (ShinyFan via Wikimedia Commons)

This week, Louise learns why music makes it easier to keep moving.

Project Louise: The One Thing That Will Actually Make Me Exercise

March 31, 2014
Who could look into a child's eyes and break a promise? (Joe Lencioni/shiftingpixel.com via Flickr)

This week, Louise finds an ironclad way to get herself moving.

Project Louise: Advice From A Witch, And A Big New Challenge

March 17, 2014
Don't be frightened -- sometimes witches have good advice. (Wikimedia Commons)

This week, Louise takes a friend’s advice to lighten up — and also takes on a new challenge.

Project Louise: Sometimes It’s Just Plain Hard

March 11, 2014
Yep, that's Louise on the right, behind the chicken bone. (Courtesy)

Project Louise: This week, Louise messes up and asks why. Five times.

Project Louise: Three Meals A Day — Is That So Hard?

March 03, 2014
Salad: It's what's for lunch. And it's easy if you put it all in a bag. (Fir0002/Flagstaffotos via Wikimedia Commons)

Project Louise: From a no-thought-required breakfast to Salad Bar in a Bag, Louise finds ways to eat better.

Project Louise: I Lost 175 Pounds This Week!

February 26, 2014
Screen shot 2014-02-26 at 1.49.44 PM

This week, Louise loses 175 pounds overnight! Sort of.

Project Louise: Let’s Stop Trying To Be Perfect

February 17, 2014
An 1895 image of "perfection," which fits about as comfortably as perfectionism does today. (Wikimedia Commons)

This week, Louise wrestles with perfectionism and tries to figure out what’s good enough.

Project Louise: Learning To Run A Marathon Instead Of A Sprint

February 10, 2014
No, Louise isn't running an actual marathon -- not yet, anyway. But she is learning to plan for the long haul. (Chris Brown via Wikimedia Commons)

This week, Louise learns to set smaller goals on the way to her larger one.

Project Louise: When Wanting To Work Out Just Doesn’t Work Out

February 03, 2014
Maybe just a handful ... (bowenmurphy via Creative Commons/Flickr)

In this week’s installment, Louise messes up a bit but vows to keep going.

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