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: ‘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.

Project Louise: Seeing The Truth — And Seeing The Future

May 06, 2014
It's not the wine that adds weight -- it's the food that the wine lets you think you can eat. (Aka via Wikimedia Commons)

This week, Louise looks at the scale and tries to look beyond it, too.

Project Louise: Eat Like A Teenager? Not Anymore

April 24, 2014
junk food

Project Louise: On vacation, Louise learns something surprising: She’s changed.

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.

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