Kathleen McNerney joined WBUR in 2008, where she began as a freelancer in the newscast unit. She has worn many hats at the station since then. Kathleen has worked as both the production assistant and senior news writer for Morning Edition, where she wrote, reported and produced WBUR newscasts and updated WBUR.org. She has worked as the field producer for Morning Edition and would occasionally fill in as the senior producer of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Before joining WBUR, Kathleen completed a year of volunteer service in El Paso, Texas, with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She spent most of her time there teaching English as a second language, facilitating empowerment and art therapy workshops at various women’s shelters, and assisting with Border Immersion Experience programs along the United States-Mexico border.
Kathleen graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she worked for WFUV as a reporter and news anchor. Kathleen was part of WFUV’s award-winning coverage of the 2006 elections, for which she covered former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. She also was awarded first place for best student newscast from Public Radio News Directors International in 2006.