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

‘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.

Market Basket Walkout ‘Goes Against Everything You’ll Find In Any Textbook’

August 28, 2014

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.

James Foley In 2011: No Story Is Worth Your Life

August 20, 2014
This November 2012 file photo shows missing journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Syria. (freejamesfoley.org via AP)

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.

Liberian Natives Work To Fight Ebola Outbreak From Boston

August 05, 2014
People working for a petroleum company take part in an Ebola awareness campaign in Liberia on Monday. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

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.

With Flurry Of Trades, Red Sox ‘Got Rid Of A Lot Of Working Parts'

July 31, 2014
Jon Lester pitches during the first inning of a Red Sox game against the Royals earlier this month. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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.

Market Basket Uprising A Unique Labor Dispute, Expert Says

July 23, 2014

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.

Mass. Seeks Medical Marijuana Dispensaries For 7 Counties

July 09, 2014

BOSTON — Four dispensary teams were invited to apply in seven counties that so far do not have any dispensaries in the planning stage.

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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