Anne Mostue

Producer/Reporter

Anne Mostue’s work in radio journalism has taken her from black bear dens in the North Woods of Maine to the streets of Seoul and San Juan. 

Anne's work has aired nationally on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, The Takeaway and internationally on the BBC. Before joining WGBH in April 2012, Anne was a news reporter and producer for New England Public Radio and, prior to that, for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Anne has won nine awards for hard news, spot news, public affairs, feature, series and investigative reporting from the The Associated Press and Maine Association of Broadcasters. She holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College and an M.S. in journalism from Boston University. Anne also speaks Spanish.

When she's not reporting, Anne loves to run, play the cello and hear live music. She was born in Boston, grew up in and around the city, and lives there now.

Phone: 617-300-2337

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Local News
4:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

National Meningitis Outbreak Leads To 14 Mass. Indictments

Some of the employees of a Framingham compounding pharmacy responsible for a national meningitis outbreak have been charged with murder. 64 people died and more than 700 became ill after receiving contaminated steroids. After a 2-year investigation, federal officials made arrests today, arriving at homes before sunrise.

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Local News
4:58 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Touring Boston's Temporary Homeless Shelter

The shelter at the South End Fitness Center
Credit Anne Mostue

A day after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh revealed the location of Boston’s new homeless shelter, WGBH took a tour of the existing temporary facility – the South End Fitness Center. 

  It’s not quite time to pack up the long rows of military-green cots in this gymnasium, but come the end of January, at least 100 shelter residents will be able to move to a new shelter at 112 Southampton Street.

“I’m not totally disgusted with the way my life is now. I’m optimistic things will get better.”

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Local News
5:30 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

South Bay To Be Site Of New Homeless Shelter

The South Bay area in South Boston.
Credit Google Maps

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, after weeks of tense meetings with the homeless and residents of several neighborhoods, has announced the location of a new shelter to replace beds lost in the evacuation of Boston Harbor’s Long Island in October.
 
The new shelter will be at 112 Southampton Street, just off Interstate 93, near the South Bay Shopping Center. It will soon be renovated to accommodate 490 emergency shelter beds, and people will be able to sleep there as soon as mid-January.
 

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Local News
4:22 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

DOJ: 80 Percent Of Campus Sexual Assaults Go Unreported

A report released today from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police.
 
Rape happens more to young women between the ages of 18 and 24 than to any other age group, researchers say. And when a woman is assaulted on a college campus, and decides to report, she could go to campus police, off-campus police, a professor  or someone else. That’s where it’s difficult to track numbers.
 

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Politics & Government
2:06 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Walsh Makes Brian Golden Permanent BRA Director

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has appointed Brian Golden director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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Local News
4:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Boston Homeless Crisis Remains Unresolved, Plans Meet Resistance From Residents

Dorchester residents attend a meeting about the future of displaced homeless after the closing of the Long Island bridge.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

During his campaign, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh emphasized his experiences in recovery, and talked about his sympathy for those who are down and out. But now, those same issues are overwhelming his administration. After three public meetings, there’s no consensus on what to do with the 700 homeless people evacuated from the Long Island Shelter in Boston Harbor. And it’s getting colder outside.

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Local News
9:24 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Dorchester Residents Respond To Homeless Crisis

Rev. Miniard Culpepper addresses a Dorchester meeting about plans for a homeless shelter to house displaced Long Island shelter residents.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

The city held its third and final public meeting Thursday night to address the homeless shelter crisis brought about by the closure of the Long Island bridge — resulting in a shortage of 700 beds, including more than two hundred detox and transitional beds.

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Local News
3:37 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Mattapan Frowns On Homeless Shelter

Cleve Rea, a homeless man displaced by the closing of the Long Island shelter.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

City officials in Boston held their second public meeting Tuesday night as they grapple with the sudden closure of the Long Island shelter. But for all the urgency to address the surge in Boston’s homelessness, finding how best to do that is proving difficult.

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Local News
6:49 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Market Basket Just Gobbles Up Thanksgiving Customers

Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

It’s usually crowded at a grocery store around Thanksgiving, but throw in a storm and it’s mayhem. Lots of last-minute supplies. That was the case at the Burlington outpost of the Market Basket chain, which just this Summer almost closed due to a famous family feud.

 Hard pressed shoppers are quick with their stories:

“Some cheese, Velveeta cheese, aluminum foil and some milk.”

“I bought some lobsters, fruit and vegetables. Laughs. For the holiday. It’s just my family, they do not like turkey that much.”

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Local News
5:05 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

As The Temperature Drops, Boston's Displaced Homeless Rally For Shelter And Info

Men and women who were living at the Long Island homeless shelter gathered on City Hall Plaza Wednesday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

About 100 homeless people and their advocates rallied from City Hall Plaza to the State House Wednesday seeking solutions to the problems that have arisen in the wake of the unexpected forced closing of Boston's Long Island homeless shelter.

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LOCAL NEWS
6:39 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

After Shelter Closure, Homeless Outreach Not Just About Replacing Beds

Dr. David Munson treats homeless patients on the streets of Boston.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News


Boston Common might be an unusual place to care for patients, but that’s where Dr. David Munson and caseworker Carlos Morales spend their weekday afternoons, walking the streets of Boston, caring for the homeless. 

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Local News
5:32 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Former Long Island Shelter Residents Frustrated With Boston Officials

Long Island

Tension is still high between Boston officials and homeless men and women who have been displaced from a Boston Harbor Island after the city held its first meeting Wednesday night to address the October 8 closure of the Long Island bridge.

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Animals
4:17 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine As Stocks Dwindle

Fishermen Ed Stewart (left) and Tannis Goodsen mend groundfishing nets on Merrill Wharf, in Portland, Maine, last November.
Robert F. Bukaty AP

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 2:13 pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown, Mass., up to the Canadian border, in an effort to reverse plummeting numbers of the iconic fish in the Gulf of Maine.

Starting Thursday, no fishermen — commercial or recreational — may trawl or use certain large nets that might catch cod for the next six months. Local cod fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, say the government hasn't done enough to maintain cod populations, and they challenge NOAA's cod counts.

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Local News
5:52 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Feds Shut Down Cod Fishing Off New England Coast

Fishing boats are seen at the Commercial Fishing Pier, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Portsmouth, N.H.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Cole

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown up to the Canadian border. No fishermen – commercial or recreational – may trawl or use certain large nets that might catch cod.

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Politics & Government
8:18 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Seth Moulton Victory Brings 'Fresh Air' To Mass. Congressional Delegation

Seth Moulton prepares to give his victory speech in Salem Tuesday night.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Voters on Boston's North Shore are sending Democrat Seth Moulton to Washington to represent them in Congress. Political newcomer Moulton beat Republican Veteran Richard Tisei by a solid 15 points.

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Local News
12:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Neither Cold, Nor Rain, Nor Wind, Nor Snow Could Keep Bostonians Away From Tom Menino's Wake

Mourners line up to pay respects to former Mayor Thomas Menino at Faneuil Hall Sunday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Despite a classic dose of nasty New England weather, the mood at former Mayor Tom Menino’s wake was resolute and upbeat. Many who waited more than an hour to pay their respects shared stories from the mayor’s 20 years in office. Glenda Allen from Allston says she loved how casual he was. She met Menino when she moved here from the Caribbean:

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Local News
12:03 am
Mon November 3, 2014

History Unfolds Yet Again In Faneuil Hall As Boston Honored Mayor Menino

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick pays his respects at the wake of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino at Faneuil Hall, in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Angela Rowlings, Pool

In the city’s first snowfall of the year, thousands of people held umbrellas and huddled for warmth as they waited to go inside Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall to pay tribute to Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

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Local News
6:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Examining Menino's Record On Boston Public Schools

Former Mayor Tom Menino reads to students in 2013.
Credit James Edwards / WGBH News

After 20 years at the helm of Boston, Tom Menino left an impressive legacy. Nothing, however, meant more to him than improvements to the Boston Public Schools. His legacy: lower dropout rates, higher standardized test scores, even the controversial extended school day. 

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Local News
3:56 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Tsarnaev-Friend Robel Phillipos Found Guilty Of Lying To Law Enforcement

Robel Phillipos walks out of federal court in South Boston on Oct. 28, 2014 with his lawyers and family.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,  was found guilty on Tuesday of both counts of lying to FBI agents who interrogated him after the bombings.
 

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Local News
1:39 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Robel Phillipos Jury Deliberations Stretch Into 2nd Day

In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in Boston for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.
Credit AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File

The jury is deliberating for a second full day in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Local News
12:02 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Closing Arguments In Robel Phillipos Trial

Follow @AnneMostue on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom. 

A jury is starting its first day of deliberations Wednesday on the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to federal investigators in the days after the bombings.

Phillipos, 21, listened intently but did not show emotion during closing arguments. The federal prosecutor listed what she said were things he lied about to FBI investigators:

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

6th District Showdown Between Seth Moulton And Richard Tisei Blurs Party Lines

Seth Moulton, left, and Richard Tisei.
Credit Moulton: Anne Mostue; Tisei: Handout

For the first time in 18 years, incumbent Congressman John Tierney will not be on the ballot after losing the Democratic primary last month.

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Local News
4:19 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Nurses Say They Need Better Training, Equipment For Ebola Treatment

David Schildmeier of the Massachusetts Nurses Association shows a gown given to some nurses as protection from serious viruses like Ebola. He says it's inadequate.
Credit Anne Mostue

  The Massachusetts Nurses Association is voicing concern about identifying and treating patients with Ebola symptoms, after a patient in Braintree was quarantined and taken to a Boston hospital over the weekend. Nurses say they need better training and protective equipment.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Time Capsule Discovered In Statue At Old State House Opened

The lion's crown was removed in order to extract the time capsule.
Credit Anne Mostue

A time capsule from 1901 was opened on Thursday in great suspense in Woburn, Mass. 

The capsule, a copper box, was discovered in a statue of a lion in the historic Old State House in Boston. They were sent to a restoration studio in Woburn.  

But first, a bit of history:

The Old State House in Downtown Boston was built in 1713. It’s now a museum run by the Bostonian Society, whose president is Brian LeMay.

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Local News
9:36 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Does Ebola Belong In The South End? Inside The BU Biolab

National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Boston University in the South End.

The current Ebola outbreak has added urgency to research into the deadly disease — and it’s put a spotlight on Boston University’s controversial biolab in the South End. Activists have called the lab a danger to the neighborhood — but after years of delays, researchers there could soon be taking critical steps toward advancing our understanding of Ebola.

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Local News
10:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

VP Joe Biden Talks Foreign Policy At Harvard

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to students faculty and staff at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
Credit (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Vice President Joe Biden gave a veritable round-the-world summary of foreign affairs in Cambridge Thursday, but said the United States’ relationship with China is the most essential part of foreign policy.

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Local News
9:35 am
Fri October 3, 2014

What Happens To Massachusetts' Race Horses After Suffolk Downs Closes?

Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Horse owners and trainers in Massachusetts are trying to keep thoroughbred racing going at Suffolk Downs. Two groups have filed applications for horse racing licenses, and Saturday is slated to be the last day of racing at Suffolk Downs.

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Local News
5:33 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Environmentalists Picket WGBH

Protesters dressed as Sesame Street characters call for the removal of David Koch from the WGBH Board of Trustees.
Credit Anne Mostue

An environmental group once again protested a WGBH Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday afternoon. The protesters called for the removal of David Koch from the board, based on their view of his position on climate change. 

“This rally is brought to you by the letter K. And that stands for misinforming the public on climate change to make a buck,” chanted a protestor who was surrounded by about 60 other people holding signs and banners that read “Koch-Free WGBH”. The chanting protester was dressed as Elmo, a fictional character from the popular television show "Sesame Street."

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Local News
1:11 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Boston Heavyweights Weigh In On Partners Health Care Expansion

Credit Flickr, jdlasica

The state's healthcare industry is waiting on a ruling on the agreement between the Attorney General and Partners HealthCare that would allow them to acquire Hallmark and South Shore hospitals.

The expansion of Partners HealthCare has been an issue in the Commonwealth for years. Some say the network's ongoing acquisition of hospitals has made Partners a monopoly and bad for consumers. Partners says it's all about serving the communities and providing better care. A superior court judge is now considering partners' latest move to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health and will consider public comments on the case.

What do Patriots Owner Bob Kraft, Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Boston University Professor Alan Sager have in common? They’ve all gone on the record either for or against Partners HealthCare going from big to bigger.

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Local News
4:44 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Slowing Climate Change May Boil Down To Cost And Competition

Incandescent, CFL and LED light bulbs.
Credit iStockphoto via NPR

The United Nation’s Climate Summit lasted just one day, but world leaders heard powerful messages from President Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

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