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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

Senate President Urges UMass Leaders To Reconsider Fee Hike

August 20, 2015
UMass President Marty Meehan in the WBUR studios in May. In a letter to Meehan sent earlier this month, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg urged Meehan and the trustees of UMass to reconsider a 5 percent hike in student fees. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In a letter to UMass President Marty Meehan, Stanley Rosenberg cited the increase in state funding for the five-campus system this fiscal year.

State Police Seek Suspect In Early Morning Sexual Assault On Memorial Drive

August 18, 2015

Police say a 24-year-old woman was walking near the Weld Boathouse on Memorial Drive early Tuesday morning when she was physically and sexually assaulted by a man who fled on a bicycle.

It’s Officially A Heat Wave In Boston

August 17, 2015

The temperature in the city edged above 90 degrees around 6 p.m. Monday — marking the third day in a row the city hit 90 degrees or higher.

From The Archives: How Boston Deals With The Heat

July 31, 2015
Boys and girls in Boston Common fountain, 1934-1956 (Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.)

It’s hot out, so, while looking for beach photos, we stumbled upon a great collection by Leslie Jones, who worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956. Have a look.

USOC, Local Organizers Drop Bid To Bring 2024 Olympics To Boston

July 27, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Games — which from the beginning has been plagued by a string of controversies, an active opposition and meager public support — has officially come to an end.

Baker Reiterates He’s Not Taking Position On Boston’s Olympic Bid Yet

July 24, 2015
Organizers for the city's Olympic bid have now released documents on at least eight types of insurance it promises to purchase if it were to host the 2024 summer games. A rendering of the proposed Olympic Stadium, during the games (Boston 2024)

Baker said he’s waiting on the results of a state-commissioned report. His comments followed a report that the USOC wanted to know the governor’s stance by the end of the day.

Developer Pulls New Bedford Casino Bid

July 22, 2015

KG Urban Enterprises said financing for the $650 million project was “significantly harder to obtain than we anticipated.”

Mayor Walsh Will Travel To Vatican For Conference With Pope

July 15, 2015
Pope Francis celebrates a canonization ceremony of four new saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in May. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will attend a Vatican conference on human trafficking and climate change.

Photos: Bostonians Take A Dip In The Charles River

July 14, 2015
A group of swimmers jump into the Charles River, as part of the Charles River Conservancy’s City Splash. The CRC expected around 200 people to swim between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Around 200 swimmers headed to the Fiedler Dock on the Esplanade Tuesday to take part in the first of two sanctioned Charles River swimming events this summer.

Ex-Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Passenger Is Linked To 5 Other Cases

July 14, 2015

Authorities say DNA as well as an “unmistakable pattern of conduct” has linked Alejandro Done, of Boston, to five unsolved sexual assaults in South Boston and around the Esplanade.

State Launches Opioid Addiction Awareness Campaign Aimed At Parents

June 17, 2015
A screenshot from a new state public service announcement about addiction. (YouTube)

The campaign includes TV and digital ads that will run through the end of July, pointing people to a new state website — mass.gov/StopAddiction.

Boston Medical Center And Tufts Medical Center End Merger Talks

May 13, 2015
(Kalman Zabarsky/BU)

The two nonprofit hospitals said in a statement that both sides “determined that at this time it is best for our medical centers to remain separate.”

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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