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
12:00 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Olympic Committee Member Anita DeFrantz Says L.A. Games A Model

Team USA files into the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Credit Tim Hipps, U.S. Army / Wikimedia Commons

The International Olympic Committee, which decides whether the Summer 2024 Games come to Boston, has four members from the U.S., including Los Angeles' Anita DeFrantz, who’s also on the U.S. Olympic Committee. DeFrantz says she’s doing everything she can to bring the games to Boston.

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Local News
10:36 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Boston Olympic Boosters Seek To Bolster Flagging Public Support

Boston 2024 took out full-page ads in the Boston Globe, left, and the Boston Herald.
Credit Brendan Lynch / WGBH News

Organizers of Boston's effort to host the 2024 Summer Olympics say they will not submit a final bid for the games unless a majority of Massachusetts residents are supportive.

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Local News
4:35 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

One Month After MBTA Meltdown, State Legislators Become T Passengers For A Day

State Rep. Cory Atkins, De-Concord, chats with commuter Marc Redlich on the train to Boston.
Credit Anne Mostue

A pro-public transportation group asked Massachusetts lawmakers to commute to the State House via train, subway, bus or boat on Thursday. About 50 complied. 

On this last day of winter, with all but the commuter rails back in full service, it wasn’t exactly the painful experience commuters have had recently. But it was an attempt to show lawmakers the everyday commute for many constituents. I spent the morning on a train with Democratic State Representative Cory Atkins of Concord: 

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Local News
4:19 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

The USOC Is Unfazed By Low 2024 Boston Olympics Polling

A rendering of the proposed 2024 Olympics.
Credit Boston 2024

The United States Olympic Committee is aware that there’s been vocal opposition across Massachusetts over Boston hosting the 2024 games.

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Local News
9:00 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Lowell Olympics Meeting Recap

Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

Boston 2024, the private group organizing the bid to host a Summer Olympics, held a public meeting Wednesday night at Lowell City Hall. 

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Local News
9:17 am
Wed March 11, 2015

After Merger Rejection, Partners HealthCare Still Aims to Expand in South Shore

Partners HealthCare CEO Gary Gottlieb talks on Greater Boston last year.
Credit WGBH News

Last month, a superior court judge rejected a proposal for Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals in Massachusetts. But that hasn’t stopped Partners — it’s now in the process of taking over a smaller medical practice on the South Shore.

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Local News
3:53 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

City Council Voices Concerns In Boston Olympics Bid Hearing

City Councilor Michelle Wu's infant son listens in on the Olympics hearing.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Boston City Council members are raising concerns about the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Local News
3:13 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Running Blind, Through The Snow, Toward The Boston Marathon

Kate Katulak, left foreground, is a blind marathon runner guided by her friend, Rusty Tolliver.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

On a frigid Sunday morning, a typical-looking pack of runners is navigating the atypical snow drifts in Back Bay. But look closer and you see something quite different. The first two runners in this pack have tied themselves together at the wrist with just a shoestring, but it’s one way they communicate.

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News
11:07 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Boston Clergy Create Day Shelters for Homeless

Boston Warm shelter in the basement of Old South Church in Copley Square.
Credit Anne Mostue

With snow and bitter cold blanketing the city, local churches are opening new daytime shelters for the homeless who left Boston Harbor's Long Island. WGBH Radio’s Anne Mostue brings us this story on the continuing response to the city's homeless crisis. 

It’s a weekday morning in the basement of Old South Church in Copley Square. About 50 people are sitting on couches and chairs, chatting and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A 53-year-old man named John is reading a novel.

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Local News
10:27 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Cold Complicates Boston Homeless Census

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh walks on the Boston homeless census.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and about 300 volunteers were out in the cold Wednesday night to count the number of homeless living on the streets of Boston.

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Local News
8:57 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Boston 2024 Olympics: Many Questions, Few Answers At Southie Meeting

A young Boston resident asks the panel a question at a meeting about the 2024 Boston Olympics in South Boston.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

For three hours, Boston residents approached a microphone in the Condon Elementary School cafeteria in South Boston, expressing support, concern and confusion with regard to Boston hosting the 2024 summer games.

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Politics & Government
3:39 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Charlie Baker Plays To The Crowd, Talks Snow, MBTA

Gov. Charlie Baker talks before a speech to the New England Council.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Gov. Charlie Baker diverted from his usual speech topics of energy, development and education Thursday to address what was obviously on the audience’s mind — the weather and the MBTA.

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Local News
8:22 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Ice Dams Wearing On Homeowners, Insurance Companies

An ice dam forms on a slate roof.
Credit Dmcroof / Wikimedia Commons

The snow is inconvenient. The ice is dangerous. And it’s not just falling icicles. For some homeowners, ice is making its way indoors.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Gov. Baker Puts 500 National Guard Members On Snow Duty; Still Has MBTA In His Sights

Snow falls on the State House in Boston.
Credit Edgar B. Herwick III / WGBH News

Governor Charlie Baker activated 500 members of the Nation Guard Tuesday to assist communities in eastern Massachusetts recover from the record-setting snow of the last two weeks.

50, four-person teams will deploy to help dig out hydrants and other critical pieces of infrastructure.

The remaining 300 guard members will operate heavy machinery to aid in snow removal across the hardest hit areas of the state, especially Boston’s South Shore.

Baker said the state has purchased two snow melters capable of dissolving up to 25 large truckloads of snow per hour.

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Local News
11:46 am
Tue February 10, 2015

What Will Mass. Do With All This Snow?

Snow accumulates on the statue of former Boston mayor Kevin White at Faneuil Hall.
Credit Phillip Martin / WGBH News

Even though the snow has stopped falling, plows continue to work around the clock. Among the pressing questions: where to put all the snow, and how to move more of it faster?

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Local News
11:20 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Storm Update From Framingham's MEMA Bunker

UPDATED, 4pm: According to the National Weather Service:  

Snow falling at the rate of a half-inch  to an inch per hour will continue into the evening, especially across eastern Massachusetts. 

Snow will end in western MA by midnight and by approximately 7 a.m. tomorrow in eastern Massachusetts.

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Local News
7:56 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Boston's 1st Public Olympic Meeting Was Spirited, But Tinged With Frustration

Residents of Boston are getting their first chance to hear -- in the flesh -- about the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Hundreds of people crowded into a meeting at Suffolk Law School on a frigid Thursday night for a chance to attend the meeting. Many were sent to an overflow room upstairs.

The event is the first of nine scheduled by the mayor. It was rescheduled twice because of snowstorms.

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Local News
11:03 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Expect A Slow, Snowy Afternoon Commute

Trains were arriving and departing on time at South Station this morning, despite the weather
Phillip Martin WGBH

UPDATE via Associated Press- 11:30 am: Amtrak has canceled four trains operating between New York and Boston during the winter storm. However, it said passengers were accommodated on other, closely scheduled trains. A spokeswoman said the cancellations affected Acela Express and Northeast Regional service operating in both directions Monday between Boston and New York. The rail service says it will re-evaluate plans as conditions warrant.

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Local News
3:16 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

MBTA Struggles Back To Service After Blizzard

An MBTA bus waits at Sullivan Square on Wednesday.
Credit Edgar B. Herwick III / WGBH News

A train car filled with smoke and passengers kicked out windows to escape an MBTA Red Line train Thursday morning.

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Local News
1:38 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Cleaning Up After The Blizzard of 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker talks with MEMA staff on Monday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Update, 5:00 p.m., January 28, 2015: MEMA officials are focusing on the coast. Some flew with the governor to Nantucket to assess the damage, according to spokesman Peter Judge.

Update, 1:00 p.m., January 28, 2015: Most shelters are closing, as power is back on it most homes. A high of 36,000 outages has fallen to just a few thousand. The National Guard is still assisting along the coast and MEMA is assessing the damage and deciding whether to ask the federal government for assistance.

Even though the snow has stopped falling, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency officials are working around the clock to make decisions with Gov. Charlie Baker about shelters, road clearing, National Guard deployment and public transportation. They do it all from a bunker, 40 feet below ground, in Framingham.

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Local News
6:02 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Baker Lifts Travel Ban, MBTA To Run Wednesday

Gov. Charlie Baker has lifted the statewide travel ban as of midnight tonight — but that doesn’t mean you should hop in your car just yet.

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Local News
1:34 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Driving Ban Lifted In Western Mass.; Officials Brace For 4 PM High Tides

The coast in Cohasset.
Credit Cristina Quinn / WGBH News

Governor Charlie Baker, speaking from Mass. Emergency Management bunker in Framingham, has lifted the driving ban, but only in the Western parts of the state.  

The governor says it’s now safe to drive on roads in Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Berkshire counties.

“We are really at this point dealing with two storms,’ said Baker, “There’s a storm west of Worcester that’s pretty moderate, manageable and pretty well dealt with and there’s a storm Worcester East.”

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Local News
7:50 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Nantucket Clocks 78 MPH Winds; Sandwich Receives Heaviest Reported Snow Fall

Nantucket
Credit Halava / Wikimedia Commons

Governor Charlie Baker, speaking from the Framingham emergency bunker, says that as the snow continues to fall heavily, there have not been any major emergencies or injuries.

The largest snowfall and winds are on the coast, where there will be another high tide cycle at 4 o’clock.

Until then, the governor says he’s cautiously optimistic.

Only about 150 people are staying in the 40 warming shelters set up around the state. And MEMA, the Red Cross and utilities are monitoring power outages on large screens in the command center.

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Local News
8:29 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Staying Clean and Sober, Off Long Island

Jeannie and Rebecca lived at a halfway house on Long Island before the bridge closed.

Since the closure of Boston Harbor’s Long Island in October, there’s been much debate over how to care for the homeless people who resided there. But the island also hosted another 200 people in substance abuse recovery programs. In fact, Long Island housed about a third of the women’s recovery programs in Greater Boston. Now there’s a critical shortage of detox beds.

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Local News
3:45 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Scant Details Emerge From Boston's 2024 Olympics Bid

A rendering of the proposed 2024 Olympics.
Boston 2024

It was a celebration not without surprise when the U.S. Olympic Committee named Boston for its 2024 Summer Games bid.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

US Olympic Committee Endorses Boston 2024 Bid

UPDATE: 6:55 PM, 1/8/15 

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 Games in an attempt to bring the Summer Olympics to America after a 28-year gap.

During a daylong meeting at the Denver airport, USOC board members chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, all of which have been lobbying to become the American choice for more than a year.

Boston joins Rome as the only other city that has officially decided to bid. Germany will submit either Hamburg or Berlin, with France and Hungary among those also considering bids. The International Olympic Committee will award the Games in 2017.

America's last two attempts to land the Games resulted in embarrassments - fourth-place finishes for New York (2012) and Chicago (2016).

UPDATE: 6:40 PM, 1/8/15: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued the following statement: "It is an exceptional honor for Boston to be chosen as the U.S.representative in the running for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This selection is in recognition of our city's talent, diversity and global leadership. Our goal is to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games that are innovative, walkable and hospitable to all. Boston hopes to welcome the world's greatest athletes to one of the world's great cities."

UPDATE: 4 PM, 1/8/15: Right now, the eyes of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC are on… the Denver Airport. That's where the US Olympic Committee is meeting to choose a city to represent the US in the bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. The 15-member committee has given itself 5 hours to make the decision, so it should be done by 8PM Eastern Time. Then they'll board a plane to the chosen city and hold a press conference in the morning. We'll keep you posted with any news today. There's been no shortage of controversy over whether Boston should host the Olympics.

The United States Olympic Committee will decide which city it will nominate to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games today. Boston is in the running, and the committee will soon hold a mysterious, private meeting in Denver to decide.

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Local News
4:30 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Casino Lawsuit: Meanwhile In Everett...

The mayor of Everett ceremoniously welcomed Wynn Resorts as the city’s casino developer on Tuesday afternoon, one day after the City of Boston filed a lawsuit against the state gaming commission. 

Governor-elect Charlie Baker says traffic congestion in Charlestown is a big concern of his as it relates to the casino. At an event in Providence on Tuesday, he said he was not familiar with the details of the Boston lawsuit but said Sullivan Square was of concern because "it's a fairly small, very complex intersection."

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Local News
4:16 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Long Island Bridge Demolition Begins

The soon to be demolished Long Island bridge.

Demolition began on the bridge to Boston Harbor’s Long Island on Monday, which was once home to 700 homeless people in shelters and treatment programs. 

Crews are out removing utility lines from the bridge this week, and reinstalling them underwater. Workers will disassemble the steel span, leaving the piers.

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Local News
4:14 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Boston Prepares For First Night Festivities, Protests

Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans talks about safety precautions for First Night.
Credit Howard Powell / WGBH News

Wednesday night the City of Boston will welcome the New Year with its annual First Night Celebration. The usual street closures and parking bans will take effect in different parts of the city, but officials are expecting something new: protestors.

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THE REWIND
9:08 am
Tue December 30, 2014

A Look Back At The Family Feud That Nearly Ended Market Basket

A message lines the shelves at the Somerville Market Basket.
Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH

Family feuds aren't necessarily newsworthy. But the one involving Market Basket's Demoulas family was arguably the top local news story of the year. It had a little of everything: a power struggle between brothers, a worker protest that nearly brought down 71 grocery stores, and a resolution that seemed to please everyone.

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