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

Baker Taps Marylou Sudders To Lead Health And Human Services Department

November 21, 2014
Marylou Sudders (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

With Liberian Schools Closed Over Ebola, Mass. Nonprofit Puts Lessons On The Radio

November 20, 2014
Kebbeh Sumo and her facilitator, or “study buddy,” Francis Mulbah, work on reading and writing in the EDC-USAID workbook as the class broadcasts on the radio that sits between them. In Liberia, education leaders refer to out-of-school “youth” as anyone between the ages of 13 and 35 who has never attended school or lost out on schooling, in many cases due to the long civil war. (Courtesy EDC)

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.

New MGH-MIT Partnership Marries Medicine And Tech

November 19, 2014
MIT graduate student Matthew Li, MIT engineering professor Michael Cima, and MGH nephrologist Dr. Herbert Lin with the portable device they’re developing to measure hydration state and blood volume using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT and MGH are partnering with the goal of developing better technologies and methods to diagnose and treat disease.

Long Island Bridge Closure Makes Plight Of Homeless ‘Palpable’

November 12, 2014

BOSTON — Jim Greene, director of Boston’s Emergency Shelter Commission, says condemning the only bridge to the island has created several problems.

UMass Medical School Sending Team To Fight Ebola In Liberia

November 10, 2014
Dr. Rick Sacra, a UMass Medical School faculty member who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, walks out of a media availability with Chancellor Michael Collins Sept. 4 in Worcester. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

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.

Democratic Incumbent Rep. Keating Faces Stiff Challenge

October 31, 2014
John Chapman, left, is challenging U.S. Rep. William Keating in the 9th Congressional District. (Courtesy of the campaigns)

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.

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis Remembers Menino

October 30, 2014

BOSTON — Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis discusses the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 7.

Sen. Warren: With Menino’s Death, The City Of Boston Loses A Great Fighter

October 30, 2014

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 71.

Religious Leaders To Gather In Mattapan To Remember Menino

October 30, 2014

BOSTON — Religious leaders from several congregations will gather at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan Thursday evening to celebrate the life of Thomas Menino.

Peter Meade: Dudley Square Is Where Menino Left His Mark

October 30, 2014

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.

Former City Councilor Rob Consalvo: Menino Gave His All To Moving Boston Forward

October 30, 2014

BOSTON — Former City Councilor Rob Consalvo, who grew up in the Menino’s community of Hyde Park and considered him a family friend, also came to know the mayor as a mentor.

MIT Survey Details Sexual Assault On Campus

October 27, 2014

BOSTON — The online survey went into more detail about the nature of possible sexual assaults and sexual harassment than surveys at other schools.

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.

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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