Meghna Chakrabarti is the co-host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond.
She is also the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR’s newly expanded national midday news program.
Before taking the helm at Radio Boston in 2010, she reported on New England transportation and energy issues for WBUR’s news department. She also produced and directed WBUR’s national news and talk program, On Point, for five years.
Chakrabarti has won awards from both the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association for her writing, hard news reporting, and use of sound. On Radio Boston, her interviews have encompassed a wide range: Secretary of State John Kerry and law professor Anita Hill, actor F. Murray Abraham and pianist Lang Lang, language expert Steven Pinker and author Lois Lowry, comedians Mindy Kaling and Rachel Dratch, public radio favorites David Isay and the late David Rakoff, and many more.
A former fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, Chakrabarti holds bachelor’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University, as well as a master’s degree in environmental science and risk management from Harvard University.
She earned an MBA with honors from Boston University in 2013.
Here & Now fill-in host Meghna Chakrabarti responds to listeners’ feedback on our story yesterday, “Dying Girl Sparks Debate Over Organ Transplants.”
Matt Damon goes back to Harvard for the Arts Medal.
An essay on what the television cameras didn’t see Tuesday night at Elizabeth Warren’s campaign headquarters in Boston.
BOSTON, Mass. — After being taunted one day for her pigtails, Maisie Kate Miller, of Marblehead High, used her Facebook page to launch a campaign against bullying.
RISD students shaped the honey-colored wood from the Olmsted Elm into sculptures that are now on display at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historical Site in Brookline.
From a teenage appearance on the “Tonight Show” to a 2012 Grammy Award, Terri Lyne Carrington remains a role model not just for drummers, but for aspiring female musicians everywhere.
Acoustica Electronica is the brainchild of Touch Performance Art, a group that brings together musicians from local conservatories and classically trained DJs to reinvent and remix the most commanding of the classics.
The JFK Library has released 45 hours of audio recordings made during the final months of Kennedy’s life. We take a closer look.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newt Gingrich held a post-debate town hall meeting in Manchester that had all the trappings of a candidate looking ahead to primaries in South Carolina, Nevada, and Florida as he watches his New Hampshire poll numbers sink.
In a new book, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi claims the best crisis leaders are either mentally ill or mentally abnormal.
Sam Jaffe, an amateur naturalist, is working to preserve some oft-overlooked New England fauna: native caterpillars.
Only two members of the Wampanoag Indians have graduated from Harvard. The first, who graduated in 1665, is the subject of Geraldine Brooks’ new book, ‘Caleb’s Crossing.’
Is Margaret Marshall a visionary, as her admirers believe? Or an activist judge, as her critics cry? Marshall is best known for her 2002 decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Now she is stepping down as chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. We sit down with Marshall for an intimate and in-depth interview about her life.
Even as Massachusetts leaders decry Arizona’s controversial immigration law, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker is defending his proposal to bar access to state services for undocumented immigrants.
BOSTON — A lawyer for suspended MBTA safety director Cynthia Gallo is calling the suspension “retaliation” for Gallo’s complaints about gender pay inequity at the T.
…is it still a press conference? That’s what happened Wednesday to both the major party candidates for U.S. Senate. State Sen. Scott Brown stood alone — save for a WBUR reporter — at a lectern next to a giant restaurant bill called “Martha Coakley Tax Bill” and talked about all the additional taxes Massachusetts voters […]
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley barely mentioned the word Senate, and not once mentioned her opponents, while delivering the keynote address at the annual meeting of a Massachusetts real estate group.
BOSTON — The MBTA’s director of safety was suspended on Thursday, according to a state transportation official familiar with the matter.
BELMONT, Mass. — Nobel prize winning economist Paul Samuelson died Sunday at his home in Belmont. He was 94.
Reporter’s Notebook The scene: Boston. A Chinatown restaurant just off Essex Street. Lavender walls and brushed ink paintings. A buffet spread complete with beef broccoli, fried rice and mu shu pork. And a big, green banner proclaiming “Steve Pagliuca For Senate.” But where was Pagliuca? This was his campaign event. Supporters had come, so had […]
BOSTON — The crowd chanted “Steve! Steve! Steve!” as Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca took to the stage to give his concession speech at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston’s South End. Pagliuca pledged to throw his support behind Democratic nominee, Attorney General Martha Coakley.