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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

Madison Park High School Headmaster Resigns; School Dept. Says Student Schedules Now Set

September 14, 2014
Madison Park High School students protested Tuesday morning. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

BOSTON — After seven days of chaos during which students walked out to protest not having class assignments, the headmaster of Madison Park Technical Vocation High School is out of a job.

Preview: Patriots’ Season Opener In Miami

September 07, 2014

BOSTON — The New England Patriots begin their season today at 1 p.m. taking on the Dolphins in Miami.

James Foley In 2011: No Story Is Worth Your Life

August 20, 2014
This November 2012 file photo shows missing journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Syria. (freejamesfoley.org via AP)

BOSTON — James Foley made the comments to students at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism shortly after he was released from six weeks of captivity in Libya in 2011.

Nonprofit Lutheran Social Services To Change Its Name

June 11, 2014

BOSTON — One of the oldest charities in New England, the 142-year-old Worcester-based Lutheran Social Services, has decided its name is getting in the way of its mission.

Skiing Together, Old Friends Conquer Uphill Battles

April 06, 2014
Tony Carleton, right, guides his friend, Dick Perkins, down the slopes at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton, Mass. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

Dick and Tony have been friends since the 1950s, when they met on the Dartmouth College ski team. They still ski together, and it means much more to them now.

‘Transit Racer’ Adham Fisher Talks About His Need For Speed On The MBTA

November 24, 2013
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — A 28-year-old man from England will attempt to set the world record for fastest times running onto and off Boston’s transit system rail lines.

AL Championship From A Detroit Perspective

October 12, 2013
Red Sox players stretch during a team workout at Fenway Park in preparation for Game 1 of the AL championship series. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — As the ALCS kicks off on Saturday night in Fenway, freelance journalist Anna Clark shares the Detroit perspective.

Watertown Residents Hold Block Party, Heal From Marathon Manhunt

September 22, 2013

BOSTON — Watertown’s Cypress Street, which was swarmed by police during the manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in April , celebrated an end-of-summer block party on Saturday.

Red Sox Clinch AL East In Stunning Turnaround

September 21, 2013
Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara raises his arms as he celebrates the final out after the Red Sox clinched the AL East title.(Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON — Glenn Stout said none of the Red Sox were terrible this season, and that may have been the secret to their success.

Poll: Boston Mayoral Race ‘Could Go Any Way’

September 15, 2013

BOSTON — With just over a week to go before the Boston preliminary election, a new poll from The Boston Globe shows that only one-quarter of likely voters say they have decided on a mayoral candidate.

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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