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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

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.

Health Connector Open Enrollment Period Begins

November 01, 2015

The state agency that helps uninsured residents get health insurance launched open enrollment on Sunday.

Advocates Seek To Help Boston Students With Disabilities Transition Into Workforce

October 24, 2015

Massachusetts Advocates for Children released a report calling for new ways to expand post-academic employment opportunities for young people with disabilities.

Local Sheriff Part Of Group Pushing For National Prison Reform

October 21, 2015

Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is among 130 law enforcement officials who have formed a new group aimed at reducing the number of people in prison nationwide.

How Does Biden’s Decision Impact The Race?

October 21, 2015
President Barack Obama listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, to announce that he will not run for the presidential nomination. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

In the latest WBUR poll on the N.H. race, Biden had just 9 percent of support among Democratic primary voters with slipping favorability figures.

Bob Kravitz Says He Expects Patriots To Win In Sunday’s Game Against Colts

October 18, 2015

The sports journalist who broke the DeflateGate story says he is expecting the Patriots to win Sunday night’s much-anticipated game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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.

An Orange Dinosaur Goes Extinct And An Era Ends As Route 1 Mini Golf Closes

October 09, 2015
After more than 50 years, the old-fashioned miniature golf course off Route 1 in Saugus is closing. The spot is well known for its dayglo orange T-rex that, from the sixth hole, gazes over the highway. Here, Louie Schraffa, 5, of East Boston, prepares for a putt on the dinosaur hole. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

After more than 50 years, the old-fashioned miniature golf course off Route 1 in Saugus is closing. The spot is well known for its dayglo orange T-rex that, from the sixth hole, gazes over the highway.

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.

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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