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.
BOSTON — Dozens of women have been sleeping in the atrium of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless respite facility. And the emergency shelter housing 250 men in the South End was only meant to be used for four to six weeks — it’s already been 10.
BOSTON — Mental health providers, police and community advocates are holding a forum Monday night on Nantucket to address what some are calling a crisis for the small island town — a rash of suicides in recent weeks.
BOSTON — A facility at 112 Southampton St. in Boston will be renovated to house the hundreds of homeless people displaced due to the closure of the Long Island bridge, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday.
BOSTON — 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.
BOSTON — Several groups are praising his choice, citing Sudders’ work as the former state mental health commissioner and former head of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
BOSTON — Twice a day on 10 community radio stations, which reach half the counties in Liberia, recorded lessons developed by the Waltham-based nonprofit Education Development Center teach literacy and numeracy.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT and MGH are partnering with the goal of developing better technologies and methods to diagnose and treat disease.
BOSTON — Jim Greene, director of Boston’s Emergency Shelter Commission, says condemning the only bridge to the island has created several problems.
WORCESTER, Mass. — The school recently received a $7.5 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to send doctors and nurses to help care for Ebola patients and reopen health care facilities.
BOSTON — Republican John Chapman, an attorney who served in the Reagan White House and the Romney administration, claims Keating is failing on issues of jobs, immigration and health care.
BOSTON — Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis discusses the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 7.
BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 71.
BOSTON — Religious leaders from several congregations will gather at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan Thursday evening to celebrate the life of Thomas Menino.
BOSTON — Peter Meade, a business and civic leader who ran the Boston Redevelopment Authority under former Mayor Thomas Menino, joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to discuss Menino’s legacy.
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.
BOSTON — How prepared is Massachusetts for Ebola? That was the question during a hearing at the State House Thursday.
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.