Louise Kennedy oversees Edify, WBUR's new home for coverage on all media platforms, whether on air, online or in person, about education and learning at all stages of life.
Louise joined WBUR in 2012 as director of community engagement, overseeing WBUR's live events and other direct, local forms of connecting with our audience. In 2014, she wrote "Project Louise," a yearlong chronicle of her efforts to develop and maintain healthier habits, for WBUR's CommonHealth. Final grade, she figures, is a B+.
Before joining WBUR, Louise was a longtime editor and writer at The Boston Globe, most recently as theater critic. She has also worked at newspapers and magazines around New England, some of which still exist.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Louise holds a bachelor's degree in history from Yale College. (Ask her anything about women in the French Revolution.) She is the co-author, with Linda K. Rath, Ed.D., of "The 'Between the Lions' Book for Parents: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn to Read" and has taught journalism at Emerson College.
She lives in Newton, where her children attend public school.