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Lynn Jolicoeur

Producer/Reporter, WBUR

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 clubs, restaurants, and functions; and she is the mother of twins. She and her children live in the MetroWest area.

Recent stories

StoryCorps Invites Teens To Record Interviews With Their Elders Over Thanksgiving

November 19, 2015
Boston Public Schools teacher Kate Gubata, right, and one of her students, Tawanna Brudent. Brudent will be taking part in StoryCorps' "Great Thanksgiving Listen" project. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

StoryCorps wants to turn living rooms across America into makeshift recording studios this Thanksgiving as part of a coast-to-coast oral history project they’re is calling “The Great Thanksgiving Listen.”

Clinicians Petition Boston Children’s Hospital To Preserve Prouty Garden

November 17, 2015
A 65-foot dawn redwood tree slated for removal if the plans to build on the site of Prouty Garden proceed. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who signed the petition say they’ve been left out of the hospital’s decision to construct an 11-story clinical building on the site of the garden.

Advocates Hope Baker Will Reconsider Position On Accepting Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

After the attacks in Paris Friday night, Gov. Charlie Baker is joining some other Republican governors who may try to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their states.

Libana: Exploring Music By, For And About Women Around The Globe For 35 Years

November 12, 2015
Tarab Tanger Festival in Tangier, Morocco in 2013. (Alan Mattes)

When the Boston-based music group formed, the term “world music” didn’t exist. Since then, the group of female vocalists and instrumentalists has traveled the world performing.

Boston Brings Several Agencies Together To Help Find Housing For Homeless Veterans

November 04, 2015
Homeless veterans met with reps from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Boston Housing Authority Wednesday at the Pine Street Inn to find out what support services and housing vouchers they qualify for. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston is trying to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year. On Wednesday, the city hosted an event that brought several agencies into one room to help find housing for homeless veterans.

Monomoy Kiteboarding Ban Moves Forward

October 29, 2015
A kiteboarder off the coast of Monomoy. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Though kiteboarders have fought the ban, refuge manager Libby Herland says the point of Monomoy and other refuges is to protect and conserve wildlife habitats.

Father Who Suffered Unthinkable Loss Produces Documentary About Suicide

October 29, 2015
Steve Mongeau (left), the executive director of Samaritans, and Ken Lambert (right). (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Steve Mongeau, executive director of Samaritans, and Ken Lambert, who produced a documentary on the Boston-based group’s suicide outreach work, joined All Things Considered.

Warren: Kickbacks For Annuity Brokers Create Conflicts Of Interest

October 28, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is going up against another branch of the financial services industry.

‘Stick Around One More Day’: Message Of Hope After Medford Man’s Suicide

October 26, 2015
Marlin Collingwood holds a frame containing his favorite photograph of his late husband, Gary Girton, who loved their corgis. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Marlin Collingwood is working to carry on the legacy of his late husband, who died by suicide last year, by teaching people how to be vocal, supportive caregivers for their depressed loved ones and how to talk openly about suicide.

‘Everything Is Grace’: Looking To Faith For Answers To Suicide

October 26, 2015
Hudson resident Kathleen Laplante wrote a book about how her renewed Catholic faith helped her heal from her father's suicide and her own struggle with being suicidal. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Major western religions’ ideas of suicide as sinful or shameful have evolved, and many religious leaders now stress new approaches to supporting those suffering from depression.

With Closure Of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant On The Horizon, State Leaders Look To Hydropower

October 14, 2015

State leaders, including Gov. Charlie Baker, are talking a lot about hydroelectric power.

How Boston Is Combating Homelessness A Year After The Long Island Bridge Closure

October 08, 2015

We speak with Sheila Dillon, the city’s chief of housing who’s leading Mayor Marty Walsh’s ambitious plan to end chronic homelessness in the city by 2018.

Bishop Christopher Coyne Discusses Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit

September 28, 2015

He spoke with Bishop Christopher Coyne, the incoming chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Communications Committee, for his thoughts on the pope waiting until the end of his visit to address clergy sexual abuse survivors.

Sen. Markey On Pope’s ‘Powerful’ Speech

September 24, 2015

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a lifelong Catholic, was there with his wife, as well as a 93-year-old Revere resident and her son.

Prouty Garden, ‘The Soul’ Of Boston Children’s Hospital, Is Slated For Demolition

September 24, 2015
The Prouty Garden, at Boston Children's Hospital is seen in June. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The elite pediatric hospital says it needs to put a new clinical building on the site of the cherished garden.

Expert: ‘Deflategate’ Ruling ‘Resonates Well Beyond The NFL’

September 03, 2015

Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, says the ruling is a win for all players associations.

Medical Professionals Voice Their Feelings In The Abortion Discussion

August 12, 2015

Since abortion became legal, voices for and against the procedure have been strong, but there’s one group routinely missing from the debate: medical professionals.

‘I Don’t See Any Stigma’: Father Fights Suicide In Black Community After Son’s Death

July 29, 2015
Joseph Feaster Jr. with a portrait of his son Joseph Feaster III. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The death of Joseph Feaster Jr.’s son, who died by suicide in 2010, caused the Boston father to dedicate his time toward raising awareness of and fighting stigmas around mental illness.

‘It's No Longer Dark’: Suicide Attempt Survivors Share Messages Of Hope

July 29, 2015
Mary Esther Rohman tried to commit suicide many times when she was younger. But now, she's in a very different place. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Until the last year or so, the experiences of suicide attempt survivors were largely excluded from suicide prevention work.

Suicide Rate Among Men Spikes In Bristol County

July 16, 2015

The alarming increase in suicides in Bristol County — most of them among middle-aged men — is leading suicide prevention advocates to team up with the district attorney to get out the word that there is help.

2 Historic Martha’s Vineyard Theaters Reopening This Summer

May 29, 2015
The Capawock Theatre first opened in Vineyard Haven in 1913. (Courtesy Max Skjöldebrand)

Some history is coming back to life on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

A Life Filled With Promise Is Overpowered By A Complex Web Of Pain And Trauma

May 12, 2015

Jamie Neal, a stand-out student and athlete, was 21 when she took her own life. Suicide had become her desperate attempt to escape not only mental illness, but sexual assault and drug addiction.

Writing To Heal From Trauma: Women Pen Memoirs With Help From Michael Patrick MacDonald

March 27, 2015
Four of the women who took part in the "Close to Home" memoirs project, including Jennifer McCall, left. (Courtesy Crittenton Women's Union/Richard Howard Photography)

A program at Crittenton Women’s Union in Boston is helping women write their own memoirs as a form of healing.

Cambridge Choir School Charting High With Christmas CD

December 23, 2014
Practice at St. Paul’s Choir School (Courtesy of AimHigher Recordings)

“Christmas In Harvard Square,” by the St. Paul’s Choir School, is near the top of the classical Billboard chart.

‘Selma’ Is About ‘The Power Of Voice,’ Director Ava DuVernay Says

December 10, 2014
This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma." (Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures)

In 1965 in Selma, Alabama, news cameras captured police using tear gas and billy clubs on civil rights demonstrators. Now that story is being told on the big screen for the first time.

Shocked By His Own Voice: Male Soprano Soars In World’s Smallest Vocal Category

May 14, 2014
Male soprano Robert Crowe (Courtesy)

Robert Crowe is one of the very few male sopranos singing professionally worldwide.

From ‘Scandal’ To Chekhov: Actress Kate Burton On Her Later-In-Life Professional Success

March 19, 2014
Kate Burton in the role of Irina Arkadina in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s "The Seagull." (T. Charles Erickson)

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 Doctor Chosen For New National Effort To Reform Forensic Testing

February 21, 2014

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.

What Spurs Jazz Icon Herbie Hancock’s Constant Musical Reinvention? ‘Boredom!’

February 06, 2014
Herbie Hancock at his first of six Harvard University lectures on "The Ethics of Jazz." (Tia Chapman/Harvard University)

Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock talks about his role as Harvard University’s 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry, and muses on life.

‘I Am A Human Being, Just Like You’: Stories By Boston’s Homeless Come To The Stage

November 21, 2013
Nolan Bagley

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.

Lure Of Jagger: Marsh Chapel Choir Embraces Rock ‘N’ Roll

June 12, 2013

BU’s Marsh Chapel Choir temporarily ditches its traditional church music to sing with the Rolling Stones.

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