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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

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.

A Look At The Patriots’ New Season: Will Brady, Teammates Deliver?

September 08, 2013
New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Orchard Park. (Bill Wippert/AP)

BOSTON — Sports writer Shalise Manza Young talks about Tom Brady and the state of the Patriot’s defense.

Public Swim Follows 50 Years Of Dirty Water

July 13, 2013
A sunbather relaxes on a dock along the Charles River, where the first public swim in over 50 years will be held. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — The Charles River Conservancy is holding the first public swim in the Charles River in more than fifty years.

Dupont On Bruins: ‘Against Adversity, They Do Typically Pull Themselves Together’

June 23, 2013

BOSTON — If the Bruins are going to win the Stanley Cup, they must win the next two games against the Chicago Blackhawks. Game 6 is Monday night.

Poll: Markey Has 13-Point Lead Over Gomez

June 16, 2013

BOSTON — Andrew Smith, the director of the UNH survey center, which conducted the poll, said he sees no strong indicators that Republican Gabriel Gomez would be able to pull out a win like Scott Brown did in 2010.

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