Lynn Jolicoeur is the field producer for WBUR’s All Things Considered. In that role, she researches, produces, writes and edits feature stories and interview segments for the signature evening news program. She also reports for the station’s various local news broadcasts and previously worked as a freelance producer for the national shows Here & Now and On Point.
Prior to joining WBUR, Lynn worked as a television news reporter and anchor for eighteen years. Her career took her to four stations in the Midwest and New England, most recently Boston’s WCVB-TV. While working for a station in Ohio, she was the only local television journalist to report from the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing. In Connecticut, her investigative stories resulted in amendments to two state laws protecting consumers and crime victims, and indirectly led to the value of a major credit card company’s stock plummeting $3 billion in one day.
Lynn is the winner of numerous journalism awards, including a Boston/New England regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in News Reporting. She obtained a journalism degree from Boston University.
Outside the world of news, Lynn has two very fun “gigs.” She is a singer, fronting her own band that performs jazz and pop music at restaurants and functions; and she is the mother of twins. She and her children live in the MetroWest area.
BOSTON — How prepared is Massachusetts for Ebola? That was the question during a hearing at the State House Thursday.
BOSTON — With its app, a Cambridge startup is trying to make roads safer by making safer drivers.
BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch recently traveled to Iraq and Turkey and says he still doesn’t have a good sense of whether the rebels are “reliable partners.”
BOSTON — The cities of Somerville and Chelsea sit across the Mystic River from the planned Wynn Resorts casino in Everett, and although their leaders call each other friends, they’re on opposing sides of the casino issue.
BOSTON — Boston-based Partners In Health is helping try to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Dr. Rick Sacra, the Holden doctor who contracted Ebola while working on a medical mission in Liberia, returned home this week after three weeks of treatment in Nebraska.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts National Guard is hosting 200 soldiers from several Central Asian Nations, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, at a training conference at Joint Base Cape Cod this week.
Joaquin “Jack” Pereira, Jr., a Massachusetts National Guard soldier who did two tours overseas in war zones, was 25 when he died by suicide last October. He’s one of eight Massachusetts Guard soldiers who’ve killed themselves since August 2012.
The Army National Guard now has the highest suicide rate of any part of the military. In Massachusetts, eight guardsmen completed the act of suicide in the last two years — compared to five suicides over the previous nine years.
BOSTON — Now that Wynn Resorts has won the Boston-area casino license, Suffolk Downs race track is likely to close.
BOSTON — By law, each county is required to have at least one but no more than five dispensaries.
BOSTON — Marijuana is touted as a treatment for chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and anxiety — and some say it may be a way to help alleviate Massachusetts’ opiate crisis. But that idea is causing some tension in the addiction treatment community.
BOSTON — Robert Crowe is one of the very few male sopranos singing professionally worldwide.
BOSTON — WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with actress Kate Burton — from the hit TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” — about her role in the Huntington Theatre’s current production.
BOSTON — With the Massachusetts Inspector General expected to release his report on the state drug lab crisis any day now, a local doctor is part of a new national effort to reform forensic testing.
BOSTON — Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock talks about his role as Harvard University’s 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry, and muses on life.
BOSTON — An unusual theater event is happening in the Boston area this weekend: “Stories Without Roofs,” a collection of writings by homeless people performed by professional actors, singers and dancers.
BOSTON — Prouty Garden has been a sanctuary for stressed families, sick children and hospital staff since 1956. But Boston Children’s Hospital says it needs to expand, and is promising more green space overall. It’s a battle over emotional ground.
BOSTON — BU’s Marsh Chapel Choir temporarily ditches its traditional church music to sing with the Rolling Stones.