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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

Mass. ‘Blue Laws’ Change To Allow Liquor Stores To Sell Alcohol 2 Hours Earlier On Sundays

October 26, 2014
In this file photo, a pedestrian walks past Paul Revere Beverage in Somerville, Mass. on Sunday Jan. 4, 2004, the day the 'blue laws' changed to allow liquor stores in the state to stay open Sundays to sell alcoholic beverages. This Sunday, stores can open two hours earlier than the 2004 change allowed. (Lisa Poole/AP)

BOSTON — Starting Sunday, Massachusetts’ so-called “blue laws” will now allow liquor stores in the state to open at 10 a.m. — instead of noon — on Sundays to sell alcohol without needing to get any special permission from local authorities.

It’s Not Whether You Win Or Lose But How You Say The Name

September 28, 2014
Empty grandstands at Fenway (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

BOSTON — A Charlestown high school civics teacher reflects on a season behind the microphone at Fenway as one of the ballpark’s public address announcers.

A Look At The Training Of Foreign Troops In U.S.

September 23, 2014

BOSTON — The Massachusetts National Guard is hosting 200 soldiers from several Central Asian Nations, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, at a training conference at Joint Base Cape Cod this week.

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.

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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