After graduating from Brown University in 1989 with a degree in international relations, Monica Brady-Myerov began her career as a radio journalist in Kenya.
She lived in Nairobi, Kenya, and worked as a freelancer, reporting for the Voice of America, Radio France International and many other news organizations. After two years, Monica moved her radio freelance operation to Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, Monica filed reports for ABC Radio News, The Christian Science Monitor Radio and other outlets. Monica lived in Brazil for two years and speaks fluent Portuguese.
Upon returning to the United States in 1993, Monica worked on Monitor Radio’s award-winning “Morning Edition” radio program as a producer/editor. In 1995, Monica went back to the field as a correspondent for Monitor Radio’s Washington bureau. In 1997, Monica joined NPR’s Washington desk, where she covered political stories. She was also the key reporter covering the UPS strike that summer. In 1998 she joined Boston’s NPR news station, WBUR. She is now a senior reporter and assistant managing editor for news at WBUR.
In 1999 Monica was named to the board of directors of her college radio station, WBRU-FM in Providence, a commercial nonprofit radio station run by Brown University students. She was an adviser to students in the news department. In October 2006, Monica was elected president of the board of directors and now advises students in management and personnel decisions, including budgeting for the station. She now serves as the alumni relations committee chair on the board.
In 2000 Monica was named a Carter Center mental health journalism fellow for her coverage of mental health issues. In 2002 Monica was named a journalism fellow in child and family policy with the University of Maryland. In 2005 Monica won two Edward R. Murrow awards for her work on college drug abuse and closing the achievement gap. She has won numerous awards from the Associated Press. Most recently she was the senior producer and lead reporter for “Project Dropout,” a series of reports on the high school dropout problem, which won first place for national education reporting in 2009.
At WBUR Monica covers local issues, including welfare, housing, religion, the media and mental health. Many of her reports can also be heard on NPR’s national news broadcast and “Marketplace” radio.
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BOSTON — John Kerry’s resignation from the U.S. Senate takes effect Friday. We look at his political legacy.
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