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Kimberly Atkins Named First-Ever Washington-Based WBUR Newsroom Journalist

For the first time, WBUR will have its own Washington-based journalist: Kimberly Atkins joins the WBUR Newsroom as a senior correspondent on Monday, Feb. 4.  She will cover the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, politics and the federal government. Atkins has been Boston Herald Washington bureau chief since 2014.  She will continue her role as a contributor to MSNBC, providing on-air news analysis.

Atkins has had a distinguished career as a journalist, having been a host of C-Span’s Washington Journal from 2015-2018, the Washington bureau chief for Lawyers Weekly, the Daily Record and their sister newspapers from 2013-2014, a staff writer for Lawyers USA from 2007-2013, a political reporter in at earlier stint at the Boston Herald from 2004-2007, education reporter for the Journal News in suburban New York from 2003-2004 and a reporter for the Boston Globe from 2001-2003.  A licensed attorney, she was a litigation and appellate lawyer in Massachusetts from 1998-2000. In 2011, Atkins launched her own independent womenswear fashion design firm.

Atkins holds a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Wayne State University. She also holds two degrees from Boston University, a Juris Doctor from the School of Law and a master's degree in Mass Communication from the College of Communication.

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