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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

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.

State Child Advocate: ‘We Have A Long Way To Go’

September 01, 2015

Reports of abuse and neglect involving children who are already receiving services from the state are on the rise, according to an annual report released Tuesday by state child advocate.

Interfaith Ceremony At Faneuil Hall Reflects On Slavery In Mass.

August 23, 2015

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.

‘The Roots Of Boston Baseball': Former Braves Field Marks 100 Years

August 21, 2015
An old postcard showing what the building looked like back in 1915.

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.

Detroit Sports Columnist: Red Sox And Dombrowski ‘A Happy Marriage’ 

August 19, 2015

Before coming to Boston, Dave Dombrowski served the Detroit Tigers as president and general manager for 14 years.

Lawmaker Who Led Last DCF Investigation Says Agency Needs More Money

August 18, 2015

Rep. David Linsky says the agency has made great progress since his report was issued last year, but that more funding is needed.

Red Sox CEO Lucchino To Step Down

August 02, 2015

Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy will replace him at the end of the season.

Boston Clergyman Talks Dangers Of Fake Firearms As City Churches Call For Their Disposal

July 12, 2015
Confiscated toy or replica guns are shown at the press conference Thursday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

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.

Nearly 2,000 Walk Through The Night To Raise Suicide Prevention Awareness

June 28, 2015

Mike Ruggiero of West Bridgewater walked 16 miles through the night in memory of his mother, who died by suicide.

Celtics Playoff Run ‘Probably Biggest Surprise In The NBA’

April 19, 2015
Since their trade for point guard Isaiah Thomas on Feb. 19, the Celtics have gone 18-11. (Winslow Townson/AP)

Getting past the first round will be a challenge for the young team.

Incoming BPS Superintendent Prepares With Listen-And-Learn Tour

April 19, 2015

Dr. Tommy Chang will take over his new role in Boston Public Schools on July 1.

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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