WBUR Staff

Lynn Jolicoeur

Producer/Reporter, WBUR

Lynn Jolicoeur is the field producer for WBUR’s All Things Considered. In that role, she researches, produces, writes and edits feature stories and interview segments for the signature evening news program. She also reports for the station’s various local news broadcasts and previously worked as a freelance producer for the national shows Here & Now and On Point.

Prior to joining WBUR, Lynn worked as a television news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Her career took her to four stations in the Midwest and New England, most recently Boston’s WCVB-TV. While working for a station in Ohio, she was the only local television journalist to report from the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing. In Connecticut, her investigative stories resulted in amendments to two state laws protecting consumers and crime victims, and indirectly led to the value of a major credit card company’s stock plummeting $3 billion in one day.

Lynn is the winner of numerous journalism awards, including a Boston/New England regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in News Reporting. She obtained a journalism degree from Boston University.

Outside the world of news, Lynn has two very fun “gigs.” She is a singer, fronting her own band that performs jazz and pop music at clubs, restaurants, and functions; and she is the mother of twins. She and her children live in the MetroWest area.

Recent stories

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Says It Would Not Blame Victim For Being Raped

June 07, 2016

WPI President Laurie Leshin issued a statement Tuesday acknowledging that the school did not vet or approve of the legal approach its insurance company’s lawyers are using.

Diagnosing CTE In The Living: Massive Study Of Degenerative Brain Disease To Begin

June 01, 2016

Researchers are recruiting 180 former NFL and college football players hoping their study will help develop ways to diagnose CTE in people while they’re still alive. The only way to diagnose it right now is by studying the brain after death.

Japanese-American Sons Fought And Died In WWII As U.S. Detained Their Family

May 27, 2016
Victor and Johnny Akimoto died serving overseas during World War II. Back in the U.S., their family was among the more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps. (Courtesy of the Akimoto family)

The Akimoto sons were part of U.S. history few Americans know: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a military unit made up entirely of the children of Japanese immigrants who volunteered for service during World War II.

A.R.T. Brings Women’s Activist And Artist Eve Ensler’s Memoir To The Stage

May 10, 2016
Eve Ensler talking with A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus in a rehearsal for her show, "In the Body of the World." (Courtesy Ashley Garrett/A.R.T.)

There’s much joy in Eve Ensler’s life. But, as she tells WBUR’s Lisa Mullins, it’s grown out of violence.

Judge Rejects Injunction To Stop Construction On Children’s Hospital Healing Garden

May 09, 2016
Visitors relax in the Prouty Garden in this file photo. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The hospital plans to demolish Prouty Garden and build a new clinical building.

New App Will Grade You On Your Driving

April 28, 2016
A Cambridge-based company developed an app to grade drivers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Once you active EverDrive on your smartphone, it monitors how well you’re driving and once you reach your destination, it will give you a grade. The goal is to make roads safer by making drivers better, said Hari Balakrishnan, co-founder of the Cambridge company that made the app.

As U.S. Population Grows, Federal Highway Head Says To Expect More Highway Traffic

April 27, 2016
The average car commuter in the region spends 64 hours a year stuck in traffic, a recent report found. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

And one of the main solutions to these traffic troubles, says Gregory Nadeau, is high tech.

Simmons College Course Prepares Future Social Workers To Address Suicide

April 19, 2016
Justin Marotta, right, takes his oral mid-term exam for a suicide prevention course at the Simmons College School of Social Work. Laura Goodman, left, is role-playing as the client, as course instructor Kim O'Brien observes. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Simmons offered it for the first time last spring, and it’s the first course of its kind at any Massachusetts college.

100 Years Of The Pulitzers: A Conversation With Veteran Journalist Roy Harris

April 15, 2016
Roy Harris Jr. with his book “Pulitzer’s Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism” in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Roy Harris joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to speak about the history of the Pulitzers and their role in the journalism industry today.

‘Aftermath’: Watertown Photographer Documents Response To Marathon Bombing

April 14, 2016
The makeshift memorial at Copley Square, photographed on May 4, 2013. (Courtesy Joshua Touster)

Joshua Touster has just published a book of his photographs that document a city and region that was wounded and began to recover in remarkable ways.

65 Years After He Went Missing In Korea, Waltham Soldier’s Remains Return Home

April 07, 2016
The remains of Sgt. Robert C. Dakin were found in North Korea several years ago but were just recently buried this past December. Here's his gravesite at Mt. Feake Cemetery in Waltham. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, many Americans just went missing — for decades. Among them was 22-year-old Sgt. Robert Dakin, of Waltham.

‘Hungry For Jobs’ And ‘Very Skilled’: Homeless Boston Residents Seek Employment At Job Fair

April 01, 2016
Thomas Beals, a veteran who lives at the New England Center and Home for Veterans, speaks with a representative of the YMCA of Greater Boston about a jobs training program at a job fair Friday. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

Hosting such job fairs is part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s action plan to end chronic homelessness in the city by 2018.

Front Of The Stage: Backup Vocals Virtuoso Lisa Fischer Brings Solo Tour To Boston Area

March 31, 2016
Singer Lisa Fischer. (Courtesy Djeneba Aduayom)

The sound of vocalist Lisa Fischer has moved audiences for decades now. She’s the back-up singer top artists tap to complete their sound on stage — from Tina Turner to Sting, from the late Luther Vandross to the Rolling Stones.

Cambridge Rindge And Latin Seniors Turn Tough Life Experiences Into College Essays

March 28, 2016
From left: Cinthia Marques, Ivan Norman, Shucheng Zhou and Andy Robinson (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Abuse. Racial profiling. Adapting to a new culture. We get a sample of four students’ college application essays.

College Students From Mass. Describe Experience In Brussels Attack

March 22, 2016
Quinnipiac students Lauren Cleary, Monica Hall and Cate Duffy pictured here in Bruges, Belgium. (Courtesy Cate Duffy)

Three college students from Massachusetts are safe after witnessing the terrorist attacks at the airport in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday morning. They joined All Things Considered to describe what they saw Tuesday morning.

'I Don't Feel Trapped On Earth': Ketamine Lifts Many From Depths Of Major Depression

February 25, 2016
Sarah Kramer, 37, has been profoundly depressed most of her life. But "right now, thanks to ketamine," she says, “I don’t feel despair. I don’t feel hopeless. I don’t feel trapped on earth.” (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Ketamine was never intended to treat depression. But doctors call it the biggest discovery in the treatment of mood disorders in decades.

Helping Powerless Have ‘Presence’: Amy Cuddy Expands On Hit TED Talk In New Book

December 23, 2015
Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy is best known for her TED Talk about power poses. Now she's expanding on her ideas in a new book called "Presence." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Cuddy defines presence, the focus of her new book, as “knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”

Outgoing Gardner Leader Anne Hawley Reflects On Her 26 Years At The Museum

December 22, 2015
Anne Hawley, seen here in a WBUR file photo, is in her final week as the longtime Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum director. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Not since Isabella Stewart Gardner herself has one person so affected the contours of the museum and its culture.

Lessons Learned On The Issue Of Suicide: A Reporter’s Reflections

December 03, 2015

All this year, WBUR’s Lynn Jolicoeur has been reporting on a public health problem that’s pervasive yet seldom makes headlines: suicide.

Tools To Prevent Suicide Include Awareness — And Apps

December 02, 2015
Optimism is an app that helps people with mental health problems. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

“I think the most effective [tool to prevent suicide] is educating the public that suicide is a public health issue, that it is largely preventable,” said Alan Holmlund, of the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program.

Clinicians Petition Boston Children’s Hospital To Preserve Prouty Garden

November 17, 2015
A 65-foot dawn redwood tree slated for removal if the plans to build on the site of Prouty Garden proceed. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who signed the petition say they’ve been left out of the hospital’s decision to construct an 11-story clinical building on the site of the garden.

Libana: Exploring Music By, For And About Women Around The Globe For 35 Years

November 12, 2015
Tarab Tanger Festival in Tangier, Morocco in 2013. (Alan Mattes)

When the Boston-based music group formed, the term “world music” didn’t exist. Since then, the group of female vocalists and instrumentalists has traveled the world performing.

Father Who Suffered Unthinkable Loss Produces Documentary About Suicide

October 29, 2015
Steve Mongeau (left), the executive director of Samaritans, and Ken Lambert (right). (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Steve Mongeau, executive director of Samaritans, and Ken Lambert, who produced a documentary on the Boston-based group’s suicide outreach work, joined All Things Considered.

‘Stick Around One More Day’: Message Of Hope After Medford Man’s Suicide

October 26, 2015
Marlin Collingwood holds a frame containing his favorite photograph of his late husband, Gary Girton, who loved their corgis. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Marlin Collingwood is working to carry on the legacy of his late husband, who died by suicide last year, by teaching people how to be vocal, supportive caregivers for their depressed loved ones and how to talk openly about suicide.

‘Everything Is Grace’: Looking To Faith For Answers To Suicide

October 26, 2015
Hudson resident Kathleen Laplante wrote a book about how her renewed Catholic faith helped her heal from her father's suicide and her own struggle with being suicidal. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Major western religions’ ideas of suicide as sinful or shameful have evolved, and many religious leaders now stress new approaches to supporting those suffering from depression.

2 Historic Martha’s Vineyard Theaters Reopening This Summer

May 29, 2015
The Capawock Theatre first opened in Vineyard Haven in 1913. (Courtesy Max Skjöldebrand)

Some history is coming back to life on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

Writing To Heal From Trauma: Women Pen Memoirs With Help From Michael Patrick MacDonald

March 27, 2015
Four of the women who took part in the "Close to Home" memoirs project, including Jennifer McCall, left. (Courtesy Crittenton Women's Union/Richard Howard Photography)

A program at Crittenton Women’s Union in Boston is helping women write their own memoirs as a form of healing.

Cambridge Choir School Charting High With Christmas CD

December 23, 2014
Practice at St. Paul’s Choir School (Courtesy of AimHigher Recordings)

“Christmas In Harvard Square,” by the St. Paul’s Choir School, is near the top of the classical Billboard chart.

‘Selma’ Is About ‘The Power Of Voice,’ Director Ava DuVernay Says

December 10, 2014
This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma." (Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures)

In 1965 in Selma, Alabama, news cameras captured police using tear gas and billy clubs on civil rights demonstrators. Now that story is being told on the big screen for the first time.

Shocked By His Own Voice: Male Soprano Soars In World’s Smallest Vocal Category

May 14, 2014
Male soprano Robert Crowe (Courtesy)

Robert Crowe is one of the very few male sopranos singing professionally worldwide.

Boston Doctor Chosen For New National Effort To Reform Forensic Testing

February 21, 2014

With the Massachusetts Inspector General expected to release his report on the state drug lab crisis any day now, a local doctor is part of a new national effort to reform forensic testing.

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