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Anthony Brooks, Senior Reporter
During 2000, he was NPRs lead political reporter focused on the campaign of Vice President Gore. Brooks has served as NPRs first Southern editor and as NPRs Northeast regional reporter. Brooks is recipient of numerous broadcast awards, including the Robert L. Kozik Award for Environmental Reporting for the NPR documentary Chernobyl Revisited; an Ohio State Award for reporting on youth violence; Unity Award for investigative reporting on minority issues and a Public Radio News Director Award for feature reporting. In 2003 he won the 35th Annual RFK Journalism Award ( Domestic Radio).

Anna Bensted, Executive Producer
The Executive Producer of WBUR's Special Projects Unit. She spent 15 years with BBC Radio in London, Edinburgh and Boston. She produced and presented a current affairs program in England and set up a daily arts show in Scotland. In 1993 and 1994 she produced a series of programs for the BBC about change in America which won the UK's Sony Radio Award..

George Hicks, Technical Director, Studio Producer
The technical director/producer for WBUR's Special Projects Unit. He spent 15 years as a freelance recording engineer and record producer before joining WBUR. He mixed and co-produced "A Day In the Life of Boston" for WBUR's City Stories series in 1998. In the past year he has served as interim technical director for various WBUR shows.

Jessica Alpert, Research
Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, college teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman, and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, PDN.edu, and Public Radio International (PRI).

Jesse Costa, New Media Producer


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