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

Recent stories

Not Able To Get Medical Marijuana Through The VA, Veterans Struggle With Cost, Confusion

February 04, 2016
U.S. combat veterans Scott Murphy (left) and Kenny MacIntosh (right). (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Even in states where it is legal, a federal directive stipulates that VA providers cannot recommend the use of medical marijuana. That means veterans like Scott Murphy and Kenneth MacIntosh have to get it from outside private clinics.

Biographer Mike Stanton Reflects On Vincent Cianci, ‘The Prince Of Providence’

January 28, 2016

Mike Stanton, a former Providence Journal reporter who covered Cianci, joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to remember the “Prince of Providence.”

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Marvin Minsky Remembered For His Accomplishments, Character

January 26, 2016
In this July 14, 1987, file photo, MIT's Marvin Minsky speaks to the audience during a panel discussion about artificial intelligence in Seattle. Minsky, a pioneer in the field, died Sunday at 88. (Robert Kaiser/AP/File)

Marvin Minsky, who helped found the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and designed several tools that shaped the world of robotics, died last weekend in Boston. He was 88.

What GE’s Move To Boston Could Mean For The ‘Innovation Ecosystem’

January 14, 2016

Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, says he can’t overstate the importance of the move.

Scott Kirsner: GE Is Coming To Boston ‘To Plug Into The Innovation Economy’

January 13, 2016

General Electric has chosen Boston as the new site for its corporate headquarters. We get reaction from Scott Kirsner, The Boston Globe’s innovation columnist.

Meet The 10-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Rep. Moulton Invited To The State Of The Union

January 12, 2016
Ahmad Alkhalaf at the National Air and Space Museum -- the first place he wanted to visit when he got to Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Rep. Seth Moulton's Office)

Ahmad Alkhalaf lost family members and his arms in bombings in Syria. Now he and his father are in Massachusetts on medical visas. Ahmad wrote a letter asking Obama to help the children still left in Syria, which got the attention of U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton.

‘It’s Not The Time To Hide’: Worcester Islamic Center Holds Event Aimed At Confronting Islamophobia

January 06, 2016
Part of the poster for the Worcester Islamic Center's Meet a Muslim Day event on Saturday. The event is designed to get members of the public who may not know much about Islam to learn about the faith. (Courtesy Worcester Islamic Center)

The event is designed to get members of the public who may not know much about Islam — beyond the headlines — to learn about the faith practiced by about one-fifth of the world’s population.

Boston Makes Major Progress Toward Ending Veteran Homelessness

January 05, 2016
As part of its program to end veteran homelessness, the city of Boston has sponsored one-stop-shopping type events like the one pictured here at the Pine Street Inn in November. At the events, homeless veterans are able to meet with representatives from several different agencies to work on securing rental assistance, explore their VA benefits, and connect with other resources. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Since the Boston Homes for the Brave program launched in July 2014, 533 homeless veterans who were in emergency shelters have been placed in permanent housing, according to the city.

Helping Powerless Have ‘Presence’: Amy Cuddy Expands On Hit TED Talk In New Book

December 23, 2015
Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy is best known for her TED Talk about power poses. Now she's expanding on her ideas in a new book called "Presence." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Cuddy defines presence, the focus of her new book, as “knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”

Outgoing Gardner Leader Anne Hawley Reflects On Her 26 Years At The Museum

December 22, 2015
Anne Hawley, seen here in a WBUR file photo, is in her final week as the longtime Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum director. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Not since Isabella Stewart Gardner herself has one person so affected the contours of the museum and its culture.

Mayors Around World Support Campaign Against Anti-Semitism By Newton's Setti Warren

December 15, 2015
Rob Leikind, left, director of the Boston chapter of the American Jewish Committee, was approached by Newton Mayor Setti Warren, right, to start the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism intiative. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

More than 300 mayors from Paris to Providence have signed on to a campaign against anti-Semitism that was launched by Newton Mayor Setti Warren.

Analyst Discusses Latest WBUR Poll That Shows Trump Firmly On Top

December 11, 2015

Chris Galdieri, an assistant professor of politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, joins WBUR’s All Things Considered to discuss our latest poll on the Republican primary race in New Hampshire.

Lessons Learned On The Issue Of Suicide: A Reporter’s Reflections

December 03, 2015

All this year, WBUR’s Lynn Jolicoeur has been reporting on a public health problem that’s pervasive yet seldom makes headlines: suicide.

Tools To Prevent Suicide Include Awareness — And Apps

December 02, 2015
Optimism is an app that helps people with mental health problems. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

“I think the most effective [tool to prevent suicide] is educating the public that suicide is a public health issue, that it is largely preventable,” said Alan Holmlund, of the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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