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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

How Boston Is Combating Homelessness A Year After The Long Island Bridge Closure

October 08, 2015

We speak with Sheila Dillon, the city’s chief of housing who’s leading Mayor Marty Walsh’s ambitious plan to end chronic homelessness in the city by 2018.

Bishop Christopher Coyne Discusses Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit

September 28, 2015

He spoke with Bishop Christopher Coyne, the incoming chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Communications Committee, for his thoughts on the pope waiting until the end of his visit to address clergy sexual abuse survivors.

Sen. Markey On Pope’s ‘Powerful’ Speech

September 24, 2015

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a lifelong Catholic, was there with his wife, as well as a 93-year-old Revere resident and her son.

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.

Expert: ‘Deflategate’ Ruling ‘Resonates Well Beyond The NFL’

September 03, 2015

Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, says the ruling is a win for all players associations.

State Child Advocate: ‘We Have A Long Way To Go’

September 01, 2015

Reports of abuse and neglect involving children who are already receiving services from the state are on the rise, according to an annual report released Tuesday by state child advocate.

‘The Roots Of Boston Baseball': Former Braves Field Marks 100 Years

August 21, 2015
An old postcard showing what the building looked like back in 1915.

Braves Field was built in under a year, it had its own rail car stop, and it was the place where Babe Ruth signed his last contract as a Major League Baseball player.

Detroit Sports Columnist: Red Sox And Dombrowski ‘A Happy Marriage’ 

August 19, 2015

Before coming to Boston, Dave Dombrowski served the Detroit Tigers as president and general manager for 14 years.

Lawmaker Who Led Last DCF Investigation Says Agency Needs More Money

August 18, 2015

Rep. David Linsky says the agency has made great progress since his report was issued last year, but that more funding is needed.

Supporters Of Children’s Hospital Garden Ask Attorney General To Block Demolition

August 17, 2015
A statue holding a bear looks over the Prouty Garden as visitors eat lunch and read at the Prouty Garden. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The group Friends of Prouty Garden filed a letter with the state’s Attorney General Maura Healey, arguing that Boston Children’s historic healing garden was a charitable gift and to destroy it would be a “violation of the terms” of the gift.

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.

Suicide Rate Among Men Spikes In Bristol County

July 16, 2015

The alarming increase in suicides in Bristol County — most of them among middle-aged men — is leading suicide prevention advocates to team up with the district attorney to get out the word that there is help.

Boston Public Library May Have Found Its Missing Prints, ‘But There’s A Lot Of Work To Be Done’

June 17, 2015
Laura Irmscher, the Boston Public Library's chief of collections strategy, displays Albrecht Dürer’s 1504 engraving "Adam and Eve.”  It's estimated that the engraving, one of the two pieces previously thought to be missing from the library, is worth $600,000. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the wake of the disappearance and ultimate recovery of two valuable Dürer and Rembrandt prints, Boston Public Library is stepping up its effort to digitize its vast collections.

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.

A Life Filled With Promise Is Overpowered By A Complex Web Of Pain And Trauma

May 12, 2015

Jamie Neal, a stand-out student and athlete, was 21 when she took her own life. Suicide had become her desperate attempt to escape not only mental illness, but sexual assault and drug addiction.

Colleges Work To Prevent Suicide And Fight Stigma Around Mental Health On Campus

May 11, 2015
A training session for WPI’s Student Support Network. The group has more than 400 members, trained and known around campus for their ability to intervene and help students dealing with mental health issues. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

With suicide the second-leading cause of death for people of college age, many schools are trying to determine what additional steps they can take to try prevent suicide among students.

After Cluster Of Suicides, MIT Works To Relieve Student Pressure, Raise Awareness

May 11, 2015
Student climb the steps of the Rogers building at MIT. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

MIT is not the only higher education institution to struggle with suicide clusters. But the school and its students, widely considered among the world’s most elite, are taking some very open steps to confront the problem.

Mass. Revamps ‘Confusing’ Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Process

April 08, 2015

Dispensaries will now be licensed in a process similar to that used for pharmacies.

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.

Suicide Prevention Campaign Approaches Men ‘On Their Own Terms’

March 26, 2015
Franklin Cook, project manager of the MassMen campaign, and Candice Porter, executive director of Screening for Mental Health, using the MassMen website. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

A new public health campaign in Massachusetts is using some unique approaches to try to reduce suicide among men.

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.

‘I Am A Human Being, Just Like You': Stories By Boston’s Homeless Come To The Stage

November 21, 2013
Nolan Bagley

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.

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

June 12, 2013

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

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