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Sharon Brody

News Anchor, WBUR

Sharon Brody is the voice of WBUR’s weekend mornings. On Saturdays and Sundays, she anchors the news for Weekend Edition and other popular programs such as Only A Game, Living on Earth and Car Talk.  During the week she frequently anchors the midday and afternoon news shifts. She also contributes essays to Cognoscenti, wbur.org’s opinion page.

A Boston radio veteran, Brody’s experience includes more than a decade as Morning Edition anchor at WGBH and a long stint as morning news anchor, news director and features editor at WFNX.

Her humorous essays and features for broadcast and print have permeated WFNX, Marketplace, Monitor Radio, TV 38, the Boston Phoenix and other outlets.  She also was a co-founder of Boston’s award-winning radio sketch comedy troupe, No Soap Radio.

Brody’s hobbies include reading, writing, photography, eavesdropping and complaining about any temperatures below 65 degrees.

Recent stories

Steve Koczela On The Race As Candidates Shore Up Last Minute Support In N.H.

February 06, 2016

Pollster Steve Koczela joined WBUR’s Weekend Edition to discuss where the candidates stand ahead of the first in the nation primary.

‘A Coin-Flip Game’: Denver Post’s Kiszla Previews Patriots-Broncos AFC Championship

January 24, 2016

Mark Kiszla, sports columnist for The Denver Post, gives his predictions for Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.

Mass. Nonprofit Helps Trauma Survivors Heal Through Sharing And Songwriting

January 17, 2016
The nonprofit "Songbird Sings" facilitates songwriting workshops, where women discuss their experiences with trauma and then create music. At a workshop in Shelburne Falls, Sherri Healy, left, and Laurie Batog, right, add backing vocals to a song. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

Singer/songwriter Robin Lane’s nonprofit, “Songbird Sings,” offers free songwriting workshops to women and girls who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, mental illness and other challenges.

Kansas City Chiefs Head Into Playoffs On A Roll

January 16, 2016

To get to Foxborough, the Chiefs are riding a wave of momentum having won 11 straight games while the Patriots stumbled at the end of the regular season.

Patriots To Face Kansas City Chiefs In AFC Divisional-Round Playoff

January 10, 2016

Jim McBride, who covers the Patriots for the Boston Globe, discusses what to expect ahead of the team’s upcoming playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs next Saturday.

Amid Globe Delivery Woes, Reporters Spend Night Delivering Paper

January 03, 2016

Boston Globe reporter Beth Healy joined WBUR’s Weekend Edition to talk about the Globe’s week of delivery problems and why reporters stepped in to help.

Cambridge Gives Residents A Direct Say In Budgeting For The Next Fiscal Year

December 05, 2015

The city of Cambridge is upending some of the top-down decision making as it puts together its budget for the next fiscal year. It’s inviting residents to vote directly on a range of projects worth $600,000.

Football Returns To Fenway For Boston College Vs. Notre Dame Game

November 21, 2015
Fenway Park prepared for the Boston College vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (Courtesy Fenway Park/Twitter)

Football returns to Fenway Park Saturday night for the first time since 1968.

Road Safety Advocates Take Remembrance Bike Ride To State House

November 15, 2015
Emily Stein holds a photo of her late father, who was killed by a distracted driver. She told WBUR that her father's death has driven her to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

A bicycle ride of remembrance takes place Sunday afternoon in Boston.

U.S. Rep. Bill Keating On Paris Attacks

November 14, 2015

Keating, who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee and is a ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, says the escalation of violence is alarming.

Boston Lyric Opera’s Esther Nelson Discusses Move Out Of Citi Shubert Theatre

October 10, 2015

After 18 years, New England’s largest opera company is moving its productions to a temporary venue next fall. That venue has not been named yet.

Two Boston-Focused Films, ‘Spotlight’ And ‘Black Mass,’ Debut At Venice Film Festival

September 05, 2015
"Black Mass" team (from left, actors Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, director Scott Cooper and actor Joel Edgerton) arrive on the red carpet at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. "Spotlight," based on a Boston Globe investigation, is also debuting there. (Andrew Medichini/AP)

Two dark chapters in recent Boston history are on display this week at the Venice Film Festival, the world’s longest running film festival.

That Marsalis Magic — Branford’s That Is

February 07, 2013
The Branford Marsalis Quartet: Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis, Marsalis, Justin Faulkner. (Eric Ryan Anderson)

Branford Marsalis brings his quartet to Scullers.

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