WBUR Staff

Mark Degon

Editor, WBUR

Mark Degon coordinates all local news coverage for WBUR.

Mark has spent more than two decades in broadcast journalism, working as a reporter, editor, anchor and producer at radio and television stations in Boston and Providence. He began his journalism career as a production assistant at WBUR, while he was a student at Boston University. He has worked in several Boston area newsrooms, including WEEI NewsRadio, WCVB-TV, WLVI-TV, and WBUR. Prior to returning to WBUR in his current role, Mark spent 10 years as the news director of WRNI in Providence — an award winning public radio station that he helped launch. He is the recipient of several journalism awards from the Associated Press and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated for reporting in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. He lives in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

Recent stories

WBUR Poll: Opiate Abuse A Major Issue In Mass.

May 20, 2014
In this 2012 file photo, a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is held up. Narcan is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Fifty-two percent categorize the abuse of heroin or prescription painkillers as a “major problem.” And another 31 percent consider it an even bigger problem — a “crisis.”

Boston Herald Appeals Libel Verdict

March 20, 2014

The Herald says its 2009 story about security in the state prison system was meticulously researched and it believes every word is correct.

House Ethics Committee Considers Probe Of Tierney

July 26, 2013
Rep. John F. Tierney faces the media in August 2012. (AP)

The Democrat faces a possible ethics investigation over money given to his wife by her federal fugitive brother.

Transgender Inmate Seeking $806K In Legal Costs

October 04, 2012

The convicted murderer won a court ruling last month ordering the state to fund her sex change operation.

Judge Will Not Drop Corruption Charges Against Cahill

October 02, 2012

Former state Treasurer Tim Cahill is accused of using a lottery advertising campaign to bolster his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2010.

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