WBUR Staff

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

Recent stories

Study Raises Questions About Military Service Causing Chronic Suicidal Tendencies

October 23, 2014

BOSTON — A new study commissioned by the U.S. Army has found that the mental health of soldiers isn’t as different from civilians as the researchers previously thought.

Listen: MGH Chief Of Infectious Disease Discusses Ebola Preparedness

October 16, 2014

BOSTON — How prepared is Massachusetts for Ebola? That was the question during a hearing at the State House Thursday.

Drive Safe, Score Well: App Is A Driving ‘Report Card’

October 09, 2014
Cambridge Mobile Telematics founder Hari Balakrishnan uses his firms' safe driving app. (Sacha Pfeiffer/WBUR)

BOSTON — With its app, a Cambridge startup is trying to make roads safer by making safer drivers.

Rep. Lynch Expresses Doubts About Funding Syrian Rebels, But Stands By Yes Vote

October 09, 2014

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.”

Somerville, Chelsea Leaders Debate Merits Of Everett Casino

October 08, 2014
Artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn Harbor Park in Everett (Wynn Resorts Holdings)

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.

Ebola Causing ‘Collapse Of The Health Care System’ In West Africa, Boston Doctor Says

September 26, 2014

BOSTON — Boston-based Partners In Health is helping try to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Mass. Doctor Cleared Of Ebola Returns Home

September 26, 2014

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.

A Look At The Training Of Foreign Troops In U.S.

September 23, 2014

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.

‘They’re Still At War When They Come Home': Soldier’s Mother Struggles With His Suicide

September 19, 2014
Tammy Sprague Gallagher, whose son, a Massachusetts National Guard soldier, died by suicide last October, stands among tributes to him in her Raynham home. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

Massachusetts Army National Guard Is Fighting A War Against Suicide

September 18, 2014
Fighting suicide is Sgt. Maj. Bill Davidson's full-time job. He heads a program for the Massachusetts National Guard called Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

‘It’s A Devastating Day': Suffolk Downs COO Weighs In On Casino Decision

September 16, 2014

BOSTON — Now that Wynn Resorts has won the Boston-area casino license, Suffolk Downs race track is likely to close.

No Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensaries For 4 Mass. Counties

August 29, 2014

BOSTON — By law, each county is required to have at least one but no more than five dispensaries.

Could Medical Marijuana Help Stem The Opiate Addiction Crisis?

June 11, 2014
medical marijuana sign

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.

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

May 14, 2014
Male soprano Robert Crowe (Courtesy)

BOSTON — 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)

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 Doctor Chosen For New National Effort To Reform Forensic Testing

February 21, 2014

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.

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)

BOSTON — 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

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.

Beloved Garden At Center Of Children’s Hospital Building Dispute

July 25, 2013
Prouty Garden, at Boston Children’s Hospital (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

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

June 12, 2013

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

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