Mary Ann Nichols
Mary Ann Nichols is WBUR’s announcer and copy editor for underwriting. She voices the hundreds of underwriting messages aired on WBUR each week (you know: “We’re funded by you, our listeners…”).
Mary Ann first joined WBUR as a part-time news anchor in 1997, following a 15-year career as a classical music host and programmer at WCRB in Boston and WGMS in Washington, D.C. Before assuming her current position, she was WBUR’s manager of foundations and corporations in the development department from 2001 to 2003.
Mary Ann is also the pre-concert speaker for the Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall, enlightening audiences about the composers and music since 1995. The repertoire is primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, but the orchestra occasionally commissions new works. She loves to interview these contemporary composers as part of her talks. Mary Ann also plays the viola and is part of a string quartet, the Wildwood Strings. She lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.