Shannon joined WBUR as a freelance producer at Radio Boston. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts and moved to the other side of the continent, to Vancouver, to earn her master of journalism degree from the University of British Columbia in 2012. She spent some years working in the private nonprofit world before transitioning to journalism. She has worked overseas on health care and education projects in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti. Her public media experience includes work as a freelance reporter, producer and photographer for New Hampshire Public Radio.
The first person killed in the war was Air Force TSgt. Richard Fitzgibbon Jr., of Stoneham, who died in 1956. In order to get his name on the wall, the Pentagon had to amend the official start date of the war.
Powerful winter storms can bring big waves — and those bring out the surfers.
They were a focus of the Oscar-nominated film “The Imitation Game.” And one of the largest collections of German Enigma machines is on display in Natick.
A report argues family homelessness in Massachusetts is beyond crisis levels and it’s time to shift our approach.
Fifteen- to 20-foot-high piles, almost as far as the eye can see, have been moved onto this lot.
Domestic sex trafficking in Boston and some other U.S. cities is the focus of the first episode of a new PBS documentary series “A Path Appears.”
Outgoing Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee speaks on the difficulties facing veterans in certain areas of the state and what role his department will have in addressing these issues.
A strong lifeline between a rural farming community in El Salvador and the island has led many immigrants to the vacation mecca in search of work and a safe place to call home.
Facing gang threats, Lisette and her daughter left El Salvador in June, hoping for asylum in America. In early October, they made it to Boston. We trace their long journey.
There’s perhaps no other neighborhood that best represents Mayor Thomas Menino’s vision as the “Urban Mechanic” than Roxbury’s Dudley Square.
Documentary filmmakers Shelia Canavan and Michael Chandler say when they arrived in Washington to begin filming in 2012, they were struck by the demeanor of Rep. Frank, who was then in his final term.