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.
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 — Daniel Korschun, a Drexel University professor who is conducting a case study about the Market Basket saga, which is considered by business analysts to be unprecedented, discuss the deal.
BOSTON — James Foley made the comments to students at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism shortly after he was released from six weeks of captivity in Libya in 2011.
BOSTON — In Boston, some natives of Liberia are working to improve sanitation conditions and train health workers on the ground in their homeland, as the country and two of its neighbors battle a deadly Ebola outbreak.
BOSTON — Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, including Jon Lester. Boston Herald sports writer Steve Buckley puts the flurry of high-profile trades into context.
BOSTON — A Suffolk University Law School professor who specializes in labor law says the ongoing employee protests at Market Basket calling for the reinstatement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas are unlike anything he has ever seen.
BOSTON — Four dispensary teams were invited to apply in seven counties that so far do not have any dispensaries in the planning stage.
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.