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
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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Local News
5:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

United Nations Urges Cities To Address Climate Change

An architectural light show entitled illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet, designed to inspire action on climate change, is projected on the side of United Nations headquarters Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.
Credit (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

The United Nations Climate Summit began in New York Tuesday, where President Obama will meet with leaders from around the world to discuss the latest global warming data.
 
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected to announce that scientists are more sure than ever that global warming is caused by human behavior — 95% sure.
 
“There’s enormous opportunity for innovation,” said Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN’s panel on climate change.
 

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Local News
4:32 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Blackstone Woman Held On Fetal Death Concealment Charges

The home on St. Paul Street in Blackstone, MA, where the bodies of 3 infants were found.
Credit Anne Mostue

A woman who lived at a squalid Massachusetts home where the bodies of three infants were found has been ordered held without bail.

  Erika Murray, 31, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment in Uxbridge District Court on several charges including fetal death concealment out of wedlock, witness intimidation, misleading a police officer, animal cruelty and two counts of permitting substantial injury to a child.

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Local News
8:44 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Hospital Coalition Asks AG's Office To Reject Partners Settlement

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A coalition of health providers is asking Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to reject a settlement with the state’s largest hospital and physician’s network. The coalition detailed their concerns in a Superior Court filing today.

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Local News
9:24 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Fast-Food Workers Rally For Higher Wages

Fast-food workers rally for higher wages in Downtown Crossing.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Around the country yesterday, more than 100 fast-food protesters were arrested for disorderly conduct during organized rallies. Nine were arrested peacefully in Boston.

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Local News
9:09 am
Thu September 4, 2014

A Renewed Effort To Connect Mass. Veterans With Services

Suzanne Katz speaks with veterans at an expo at Beverly High School.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

While the U.S. is pulling troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Massachusetts is welcoming home an influx of veterans. And that means a renewed effort to connect them with educational and social programs. A closer look at the unique financial issues veterans face.

By the end of 2030, Massachusetts is expected see nearly 50,000 veterans come home. And some of them will come to fairs like this one at Beverly High School.

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Local News
4:43 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

For Market Basket Workers, A Taste Of Victory

Market Basket workers returned to work on Thursday, following a six week stand-off between board members and Arthur T. Demoulas.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

The Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury was buzzing again on Thursday, but not with protesting employees. After six weeks, they’re back to work, now that Arthur T. Demoulas is under contract to buy the company and reclaim his CEO position. 

The anticipation in the crowd was palpable as hundreds of Market Basket workers waited to see and hear from their beloved CEO Arthur T. on Thursday morning. He pulled up in a black car to loud cheers.

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Local News
11:01 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Triumphant Arthur T. Demoulas Addresses Market Basket 'Insurgents'

Arthur T. Demoulas hugs a supporter after addressing protesting Market Basket employees.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Arthur T. Demoulas, the once and future CEO of the Market Basket chain, addressed hundreds of employees protesting on his behalf Thursday in Tewksbury, thanking them for their loyalty after striking a $1.5 billion deal to purchase the half of the company controlled by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

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Local News
7:52 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Market Basket Board Reaches Settlement With Arthur T. Demoulas

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, shopping carts are arranged forming the letters ATD in the parking lot of a Market Basket Supermarket in North Andover, Mass., Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
Credit (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Market Basket shareholders and board of directors signed a deal late Wednesday to sell the grocery chain to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion.

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Local News
8:57 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Market Basket Employee Files Complaint With National Labor Relations Board

Market Basket employees protest in Tewksbury Monday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Market Basket employee Karen Bostwick, of Tewksbury, has filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board, contending current Market Basket management is “violating the right to picket and strike.”

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Local News
9:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Market Basket Crisis Drags On After Scuttled Board Meeting

Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH

The bitter standoff between factions of the family that owns the Market Basket grocery chain continues, even after ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas submitted his final bid on Friday.

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Local News
4:11 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas Submits Final Market Basket Bid

Market Basket in Somerville.
Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH

The bitter five-week standoff that has cost thousands of Market Basket workers their jobs and prompted a customer boycott may be drawing to a close.

Ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas submitted a final offer to buy his family’s grocery chain on Friday. The details of the offer have not been made public.

A Market Basket representative says the board is scheduled to meet Sunday or early next week to discuss his final bid.

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Local News
4:54 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

For One Market Basket Vendor, Business Gets Personal

Extra Virgin Foods imports food, like olives and olive oil from Greece.
Credit Extra Virgin Foods

 While demand for their products has diminished over the past 5 weeks, Market Basket vendors are openly announcing that they won’t deliver to the dysfunctional grocery chain anymore. WGBH Radio’s Anne Mostue has been covering the story and explains how business is getting personal.

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Local News
4:56 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Can Political Pressure Save The Market Basket Board From Itself?

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What’s really going on in the Market Basket Board room? Political pressure, economic pressure and community pressure are mounting on the Board of Directors.

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Market Basket
5:07 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Market Basket Board Enters Fifth Week Of Negotiations

The law firm of Ropes & Gray at the Prudential Center
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

  The Market Basket Board of Directors concluded yet another day of deliberations today after the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire intervened over the weekend to resolve the management dispute that has all but halted business for a month.

The Market Basket Board attempted to discreetly exit the law offices of their lawyers, Ropes & Gray, in the Prudential Center.

I caught up with one board member, Terry Carleton, as he left.

“I told you the meeting was over,” said Carleton, “That’s about all I can say.”

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Local News
4:18 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Disability Advocates, Neighborhood Group Clash Over Beacon Hill Sidewalk Ramps

Ramp construction begins on Beacon Hill, at the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets.
Credit Howard Powell

Beacon Hill is under construction right now, as the city begins upgrading sidewalk ramps to make the neighborhood more accessible to people with disabilities. But the Beacon Hill Civic Association has filed a lawsuit against the city, saying the construction violates state law. It’s pitting residents against the city and historic architecture against construction innovations.

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Local News
9:11 am
Wed August 13, 2014

How One Family Of Market Basket Workers Is Coping Without Work

From left: Sue, Mike and Julie Pieslak, all Market Basket employees protesting the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

The drama in the Market Basket standoff has impacted thousands of families – beyond the Demoulas – to their workers and customers. Some are those who can least afford to shop at more expensive grocery stores. And one family’s entire livelihood depends on their Market Basket paychecks. 

Sue and Mike Pieslak are truly a Market Basket family.

“I started at 16-years-old in Haverhill, the Haverhill Westgate Market Basket and then at 19 I went up to the main office to be an executive secretary, and that's still wht I'm doing," Sue said.

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Local News
4:11 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Market Basket Protesters Optimistic, Even Without Paychecks

Market Basket employees protest in Tewksbury.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

The drama in the Market Basket standoff forced the company to issue an unusual statement today. The new co-CEOs ordered all store directors to make sure workers know they are still employees and they have not been laid off. At the same time, co-CEO Felicia Thornton instructed store directors to reduce hours of its workforce to meet appropriate staffing levels for its stores. All this comes as some workers are in their third week of walking off their jobs in support of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

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Local News
12:01 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Drunk Or Incapacitated? Gillette Stadium Partying Spurs Legal Fight

the holding area outside the Foxborough Police Department during the New England Country Music Festival.
Credit Courtesy David Milton

The town of Foxboro is in the midst of a messy lawsuit over the definition of public drunkenness, or “incapacitation.” And some of its biggest summer concerts at Gillette Stadium have yet to take place.

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Politics & Government
5:42 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Drama Follows O'Brien Probation Conviction

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz speaks.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

The former head of the probation department and two of his deputies were convicted Thursday on charges they rigged the department's hiring process to favor unqualified candidates with political connections.

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