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Abby Elizabeth Conway

Digital Producer, WBUR

Abby Elizabeth Conway is a digital producer at WBUR. In that role her responsibilities include: selecting, producing and editing content for the website, curating the homepage, producing and writing breaking news stories, and leading teams in planning and building multimedia packages around major events and newsroom projects.

An Emerson College alum, Abby currently lives in Somerville where in her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, reading fiction, buying antiques, eating tacos, and, lately, training to run a 7-mile road race.

Recent stories

Rep. McGovern Won’t Attend Netanyahu Address

February 26, 2015
Democratic Rep. James McGovern (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

“I think the timing and the circumstances of this speech are deeply troubling,” the Democrat told WBUR.

Boston Revises Contract With USOC, Dropping Language Limiting Speech Of City Employees

February 24, 2015
A view of the proposed Olympic stadium in Boston. (Boston 2024)

The new agreement also includes language that protects the city in the event there is a statewide or local referendum on hosting the Games.

Gov. Baker Creates Advisory Panel To ‘Diagnose’ MBTA Woes

February 20, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker, far right, turns to Stephanie Pollack, state secretary of transportation, far left, at a news conference Friday, where he named a seven-member panel of experts in transportation, economic development and municipal planning to come up with a fix for the troubled MBTA. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Baker said the panel will look at T operations, finances and governance and will have until the end of March to deliver its recommendations.

MBTA Releases Service Restoration Timeline

February 18, 2015
The St. Paul Street stop on the Green Line's B branch was closed Tuesday after a weekend storm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The head of the T says the timeline released Wednesday for restoring the rest of the system is dependent on a number of factors, including weather.

Somerville Schools To Remain Closed All Week

February 11, 2015
Near Davis Square in Somerville Tuesday, crews worked to remove snow from city streets. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

The city of Somerville is keeping schools and several municipal buildings closed due to concerns about the possibility of roof collapses.

MBTA Extends Late-Night Weekend Service Through June

February 05, 2015
The Red Line at the Charles/MGH stop. (Eric Kilby/Flickr)

The one-year program was scheduled to end in March but is being extended to allow more time for public input before a decision is made on whether and how to keep the later weekend service hours in place.

Baker To Work With Walsh, Curtatone On Regulations For Ride-Hailing Services

February 04, 2015
A smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

Gov. Baker said ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can continue to operate while state officials and legislators work to develop new regulations.

Friday Storm Could Mean Another Rough Day For Commuters

January 29, 2015
Andrew Richards clears snow away from rental cars at Enterprise on Commonwealth Ave. He says he’ll be digging out 40 to 50 cars today. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Another storm headed our way Friday could drop 4 to 6 inches of snow on top of the more than 2 feet many of us got earlier this week.

Major Snowstorm Wallops Massachusetts

January 27, 2015
Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

A potentially historic storm has descended on the state. We’ve got all the latest updates here.

Mayor Walsh Says Boston Workers Can Speak Freely About Olympics Bid

January 22, 2015
Boston 2024 has proposed hosting beach volleyball on Boston Common. (Boston 2024)

Walsh wrote the city employees in an email following controversy over an agreement the city signed with the USOC that forbids city employees from criticizing Boston’s bid.

Introducing WBUR’s Bookshelf: All Of Our Books Coverage In One Place

January 20, 2015

Here at WBUR, dozens of books cross our desks each week. We decided we needed a better way to showcase our latest book conversations, recommendations and reviews all in one place. And so our digital bookshelf was born.

‘This Is Where The Picture Goes Gray': A Friend’s Poem For James Foley

September 05, 2014
This September 2012 file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria.

Daniel Johnson, the executive director of 826 Boston, penned the poem during James Foley’s nearly two years in captivity in Syria. In publishing it, he said he hoped to “stamp out the numbing vision” of Foley’s final moments.

Local Artist's Colorful Cityscape Chosen To Represent The Spirit Of Life In Boston

July 08, 2014
Adam O'Day's "Transit" (Courtesy)

Chosen as the work that best captures the “spirit of contemporary life in Boston,” local artist Adam O’Day’s “Transit” has won Boston’s Portrait of a City competition.

9 Bright Ideas Win Funding To Refresh Boston’s Public Spaces

June 05, 2014
"Lobby Sky" will include a 55 foot by 41 foot mural of the sky stretched over the ceiling of City Hall's lobby. (City of Boston)

A portable reading room. Utility boxes that function as benches. A mini makeover for Boston’s drab City Hall lobby. Those are just a few of winning ideas from the city’s first Public Space Invitational.

9 Pop-Up Performances Set To Spice Up Your Friday Evening Commute

November 22, 2013

The 10-minute shows will happen simultaneously at nine stations throughout Boston and Cambridge at 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit: Famous Writers And The Keys To Their Success

September 05, 2013
John Updike's 1967 Olympia 65-c. (Northeastern University)

A collection of typewriters formally owned by some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century is on display now at Northeastern University.

NOVA Doc Looks At How Authorities Tracked Down The Marathon Bombing Suspects

May 29, 2013
This image was released by the FBI Thursday, April 18. At the time, authorities identified this man as suspect number 2, or white hat. He was later identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect. (FBI)

“Manhunt — Boston Bombers” premieres Wednesday night on PBS.

Photos: Classic Book Covers Reimagined

May 29, 2013
"The Brothers Karamazov" illustrated by Roberlan Borges. (Courtesy)

Rediscover your favorite literary classics with new cover designs that aim to keep our “creative heritage fresh and vibrant.”

World Premiere Of Vonnegut Play Coming To SpeakEasy

May 20, 2013
(Marty Reichenthal/AP)

Some fans of “Cat’s Cradle” or “Slaughterhouse-Five” might be unaware Kurt Vonnegut also wrote for the stage. A new version of “Make Up Your Mind” is coming to SpeakEasy in November.

Libraries: Surviving And Thriving In The Digital Age

May 08, 2013
(CCAC North Library/Flickr)

The Internet has already made much of the information that can be found in libraries easily accessible online. So could the proliferation of e-books render the public library obsolete?

Still Thinking About Not Getting A Flu Shot? Think Again.

January 10, 2013
In the United States, the flu season can range from November through March, and even past March in some years. Here, a CDC employee receives a flu vaccine from CDC Staff Nurse. (James Gathany/CDC)

While the vaccine isn’t perfect, it still lowers your risk of getting or spreading the virus.

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