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.
In 1641, the Massachusetts Bay Colony became the first colony to legalize slavery. Boston went on to become a port in the Middle Passage of the slave trade. On Sunday, that history will be remembered in an interfaith ceremony at Faneuil Hall as part of the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Middle Passage and its abolition.
Braves Field was built in under a year, it had its own rail car stop, and it was the place where Babe Ruth signed his last contract as a Major League Baseball player.
Before coming to Boston, Dave Dombrowski served the Detroit Tigers as president and general manager for 14 years.
Rep. David Linsky says the agency has made great progress since his report was issued last year, but that more funding is needed.
Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy will replace him at the end of the season.
The Rev. Gary Adams says he plans to speak to his congregation about how replica or fake guns can lead to “deadly mishaps” when mistaken as real guns.
Mike Ruggiero of West Bridgewater walked 16 miles through the night in memory of his mother, who died by suicide.
Getting past the first round will be a challenge for the young team.
Dr. Tommy Chang will take over his new role in Boston Public Schools on July 1.
The Boston Marathon and associated events are getting a lot of attention this weekend, but that isn’t the only spring tradition generating some joy in town at the moment. Another annual milestone? Opening day of the swan boats in the Public Garden.
Branford Marsalis brings his quartet to Scullers.