Louise Kennedy oversees WBUR’s new vertical — coverage on all media platforms, whether on air, online or in person — about education and learning at all stages of life. The vertical is now in development and will feature expanded online and radio coverage.
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.
The state Department of Higher Education projects a shortfall of about 50,000 bachelor’s degrees by 2025.
Chris Gabrieli’s Empower Schools brought together education officials to discuss a proposed end to the “civil war” between charters and more traditional schools.
The program aims to teach girls — half of whom live in poverty — a skill set that could help close the gender gap in high tech and boost their financial futures.
Louise’s year of improving her health is over — but what she’s learned from it will take her on from here.
Louise settles down just long enough to learn more about ADD, and how it may be getting in the way of her project.
Louise talks with a colleague who effortlessly lost 30 pounds. How?
Is Louise reaching her goals? Yes and (hello, treadmill) not so much.
Tom and Ray let the world hear what Boston really sounds like, says Louise Kennedy. Tom Magliozzi died Monday morning.
Louise doesn’t like the idea of taking statins. Is the science on her side?
Louise returns to the gym — to learn a workout routine that doesn’t require a gym.
This week, Louise checks in on her vision statement — and asks for yours.
Project Louise: The zombie workout, or, getting intense and liking it.
Louise had great plans for dealing with stress … until the stress got in the way.
Making the turn to the home stretch, Louise stops to consider her progress.