Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR’s State House reporter.
Steve began his career in radio while still in high school in the late 1970s on Cape Cod. In 1979, during his freshman year at Emerson College, Steve began providing news reports from the Massachusetts State House for various radio stations around the state including WROR and WRKO in Boston, WMAS in Springfield, WNBH in New Bedford and WCIB in Falmouth.
In 1987, Steve joined the staff of WMJX and WMEX in Boston as a political and general assignment reporter, heading up the station’s award-winning coverage of the Dukakis presidential campaign. In the early 1990s, Steve began working in television as a reporter and writer at WLVI-TV in Boston, and later at WBZ-TV (CBS-4).
Steve returned to his radio roots in 2003 as a news anchor/host at WBUR, and has covered a variety of stories including the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath, the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, congressional redistricting, casino gambling, the state budget process and the passing of former Boston Mayor Kevin White. Since 2012, Steve has taken on corrections as a beat, and has since toured all 16 Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities and three county houses of correction.
When not working, Steve spends time as an amateur genealogist and beekeeper.
“I sincerely doubt I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton either,” Gov. Charlie Baker told the media on Wednesday.
A revised version of the bill released Friday adds language directing the state attorney general’s office to issue guidance for prosecuting anyone who asserts gender identity for an improper purpose.
We hop into state Sen. Tom McGee’s Ford Focus for a closer look at the gridlock facing North Shore commuters and to hear his thoughts on what can be done to shorten drives into the city.
The Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect group was formed after a resident witnessed what she called “hate speech” directed at a Muslim couple at the town’s post office.
For months, the governor has carefully avoided saying whether he would sign, or veto, the transgender public accommodations bill.
“We can learn a lot about things now, that went on before,” Ken Burns told the students. “We’re discussing right now Black Lives Matter, Confederate flags, stop and frisk, driving while black” — themes that are present in his latest documentary, “Jackie Robinson.”
The plan earmarks $500 million for the MassWorks program, which helps communities with certain infrastructure needs.
Gov. Baker won’t say whether he supports the bill, which would expand anti-discrimination protections for transgender people from the areas of housing and employment to include public accommodations — such as gender-segregated restrooms.
“The job of improving how the state cares for its most vulnerable children is probably never done,” the governor said.
Eighteen inmates are housed together in the new unit at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction, which opened in mid-January.
Justina Pelletier’s family accuses the hospital and four doctors of negligence and violation of civil rights.
The legislation remains bottled up in a conference committee that’s working out the differences between the House and Senate.
As the state’s opioid epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, a Beacon Hill panel listened Monday to hours of testimony on Gov. Charlie Baker’s bill seeking to stem the scourge.
The bill is similar to a ballot initiative that was narrowly defeated by voters three years ago.