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
1:36 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Olympic Organizers' Plan For Widett Circle Pits Stephen Lynch Against Marty Walsh

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch.
Credit AP Photos

At the center of every Olympics is the Olympic Stadium. It’s the focal point, where the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies take place, and the venue for major athletic events. So when Boston’s mayor and congressman disagree on building a $200 million temporary Olympic stadium at Widett Circle, there’s trouble ahead.

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Local News
1:00 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Local Businesses Keep Food Flowing from Greece to US

Paul Hatziiliades shows Greek products at his import business, Extra Virgin Foods, in Watertown.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Olive oil, honey, wine and olives — How are the foods we import from Greece affected by the ongoing financial crisis there, and will we start seeing fewer products on our shelves?

Coolers are still stacked with baklava, hummus and feta cheese at Sophia’s Greek Pantry in Belmont. Customers are lined up to buy tubs of her homemade yogurt.

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Local News
5:37 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Widett Circle Is Not For Sale To Olympians, But Owners Will Talk

A rendering shows development that would replace the temporary stadium.
Credit Boston 2024

The revised Boston 2024 Summer Olympic bid involves the complete transformation of two Boston neighborhoods – Columbia Point and Widett Circle. But some landowners still say they aren’t willing to sell.

South Boston’s Widett Circle is a ring-shaped road in South Boston, filled with low, warehouse-style buildings. Inside, workers process food.

“This is the place that feeds the city and the region,” says Michael Vaughan, spokesman for the business co-op in Widett Circle called the New Boston Food Market.

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Local News
1:00 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Boston 2024's Update Bid Would Create 'Midtown,' Transform Columbia Point

A rendering shows development that would replace the temporary stadium.
Credit Boston 2024

If you’re one of the Boston Olympics skeptics, organizers are hoping the new presentation will make you a believer.

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Local News
4:39 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Falchuk Continues Fight Against Taxpayer Money For Olympics

United Independent Party leader Evan Falchuk and supporters at the State House.
Credit WGBH/Anne Mostue

    

“Tank Taxes for Olympics.” That’s the new slogan of a newly combined effort to stop taxpayer dollars from going toward the 2024 Summer Games, should they come to Boston. United Independent Party Leader Evan Falchuk and his group Citizens for a Say have combined with the group Yes On 1, who passed the repeal of automatic gas tax hikes last year. They’re using their combined grassroots organizations to pass a ballot question.

“Polling shows that there would be strong support for protecting taxpayers from the cost of the Olympics,” Falchuk says.

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Boston 2024 Olympics
4:32 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Boston 2024 Taps TD Garden For Olympic Basketball And Gymnastics

Logistics for rush hour traffic will be worked out in the future.
Credit Wiki Commons

Boston 2024 on Thursday announced a new Olympic venue plan - this one within city limits.  Radio's Anne Mostue was there and has this report.
 
Imagine Olympic and Paralympic basketball and gymnastics in the TD Garden. Boston 2024 Chairman and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca says it’s the best possible site.
 

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Boston 2024 Olympics
5:08 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Cost Crontrols, Private Funding, And Eco Awareness Are Key, Boston Olympic Planners Are Told

Utah held a referendum 13 years before the games opened.
Credit Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

Olympic organizers from Atlanta, London, and Salt Lake City shared their expertise at a breakfast symposium before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. They spoke enthusiastically about Boston 2024 but also talked about some of the hurdles they faced with their own bids. 

A crowd of about 175 Boston business leaders filled a ballroom at the Ritz Carleton, listening to conversation we don’t often hear about the Olympics — how other host cities fared.

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Local News
9:48 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Boston 2024 Moves Tennis To Dorchester As It Tweaks Olympics Bid

Boston 2024's plans for tennis in Harambee Park in Dorchester.
Credit Boston 2024

Four hundred of the world’s greatest tennis players, together on the courts of ... Dorchester. It’s Boston 2024’s vision, and they say they’re willing to spend up to $37 million dollars to build gleaming new courts and 3 stadiums, one of which would be permanent.

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Local News
12:00 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Boston 2024 Olympics: The Battle For Public Opinion Is As Intense As Going For Gold

Boston 2024 announced New Bedford as the new site for sailing for its revamped bid for the 2024 Olympics.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

As the June 30 deadline approaches for a revised Boston 2024 Summer Olympics bid, the organizers are slowly unveiling new locations for venues.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
12:19 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Olympic Critic Says Boston 2024 Offered Him A Job; Games Honcho Denies Report

Andrew Zimbalist, left, and Steve Pagliuca.
Credit AP Photos

Update, 5:00 p.m.: Organizers of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid are denying claims that their new chairman, Steve Pagliuca, recently offered a job to their fiercest critic, economist Andrew Zimbalist.

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Olympics
8:48 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Needs A State-Wide Coordinating Commission, Say 3 Independent Groups

Boston should look to leverage the 2024 Summer Olympics to address housing and transportation challenges.
Credit Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

If the 2024 Summer Olympics take place in Boston, they must leave lasting improvements in two areas: housing and transportation. That’s according to a report out this morning from three independent groups in Massachusetts. The overarching recommendation of the report if for a state-wide planning commission to coordinate the various and far-flung efforts. The goal: to maximize the positive impact of the games once the Olympics have left.

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Local News
4:12 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

Tazhayakov Gets 3.5 Years, Phillipos Gets 3 For Aiding Tsarnaev

Azamat Tazhayakov, left, and Robel Phillipos.
Credit AP Photos

Two college friends of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos — have been sentenced in federal court today, for charges related to helping him after the bombing.

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Local News
5:23 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

Boston 2024 Moves Sailing To Buzzards Bay In Preview Of New Olympics Bid

Boston 2024 officials announce the move of sailing events to Buzzards Bay.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

  Buzzards Bay in New Bedford is the new proposed site for Olympic and Paralympic sailing, should Boston be chosen to host the 2024 Summer Games.

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Local News
10:43 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Early Olympic Plans Called For Using Public Funds

A rendering of a stadium for the proposed Boston Olympics.
Credit Boston 2024

Widett Circle in South Boston is bustling on any weekday — trucks constantly coming and going from this complex of warehouses processing meat and smelly seafood. And Widett Circle is also where Boston 2024 organizers want to build an Olympic Stadium.

Just hours after the Boston 2024 Olympic bid organizers met with the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland, they were dealing with an embarrassing revelation: They had misled the public on whether taxpayer money would be used to host the Olympics.

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Local News
12:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Bay State's DC Team Aggressively Noncommittal On Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid

Credit AP Photos, Photo Illustration by Brendan Lynch

It’s been five months since Boston 2024 took center stage, yet it’s still hard to nail down whether members of Massachusetts Congressional delegation support Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Local News
11:28 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Deflategate Gives Tom Brady's Reputation The Flavor Of Boston's Seedier Side

Credit Tom Brady photo: AP. Photo Illustration: Brendan Lynch

  The news of the NFL report on the Patriots' Deflategate,­ along with Tom Brady's written defense has reverberated outside of New England into national headlines. But why is it such a blow? And what does it say about Boston and the NFL?


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Politics & Government
5:20 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Thinking Big: Mayor Walsh Annouces Boston's 1st City-Wide Planning Effort In 50 Years

An illustration of Boston City Hall from the last citywide plan for Boston, from 1965.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Wednesday announced an effort to create a citywide plan to guide development over the next 15 years. He’s calling it a 2-year public engagement process that will include architecture, schools and transportation.  Radio’s Anne Mostue was at the announcement and has this report.

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Local News
11:48 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Does The MBTA Need A New Fiscal Board?

Passengers board a Red Line MBTA train at Park Street.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Transportation secretaries past and current disagreed Tuesday on a new board intended to rein in costs at the MBTA.

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Local News
11:45 am
Fri May 1, 2015

50 Years After Voting Rights Act, Activists Mentor 'Black Lives Matter' Generation

Judy Richardson, left, and Charles Cobb.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Fifty years ago, college students Charles Cobb and Judy Richardson marched to outlaw discrimination during one of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history.

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Local News
5:00 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Does NBC's $7.75 Billion-Dollar Olympics Deal Work In Boston 2024's Favor?

A rendering of the proposed 2024 Olympics.
Credit Boston 2024

Almost exactly a year ago, the International Olympic Committee made a multibillion-dollar deal with NBC Universal, granting the network broadcast rights to all Olympic Games through 2032. So would a contract of that magnitude swing the 2024 Olympics back to the U.S. — to Boston?

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Local News
3:30 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Wellesley's Scream Tunnel Exhorts Boston Marathon Runners To Finish Line

The elite men reach the Wellesley scream tunnel.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

  

For Boston Marathon runners, the town of Wellesley has an important psychological marker — it's the halfway point to the finish line. But first, they have to survive the so-called Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College. Monday the rain didn’t stop the wall of cheering students.

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Local News
3:39 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Walsh Creates 'Office Of Olympic Planning'

A rendering shows Olympics-related development in the South End.
Credit Boston 2024

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday the new Office of Olympic Planning, which will plan and analyze the Boston 2024 Summer Games bid. Walsh says he intends for this office to analyze the Olympic bid and “work collaboratively with Boston 2024 and the US Olympic Committee.”

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Local News
5:00 am
Fri April 17, 2015

The World-Famous Boston Marathon Course Won't Cut It For 2024 Olympics

Credit Jared Bowen / WGBH News

The history of the Boston Marathon is as colorful and deep as the crowds it attracts. Way back in April of 1897, feeling inspired by his own Olympic marathon experience, a man named John Graham organized the first Boston Marathon. It was 24.5 miles long. Later, it was lengthened to 26.2 miles, to conform to the Olympic standard.

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Local News
9:23 am
Wed April 15, 2015

'Got Us All Out': Marathon-Responder Cop Key In North End Blaze

Fire broke out in a building in the North End.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze with flames and smoke that could be seen across the city Tuesday evening.

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Local News
5:00 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Rand Paul Hits New Hampshire For 1st Time As Presidential Candidate

Sen. Rand Paul spoke in New Hampshire Wednesday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul spent his first full day as a presidential candidate meeting voters in New Hampshire. He spoke at a rally in the town hall of Milford, highlighting what he says sets him apart from any other politician.

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Local News
4:00 am
Tue April 7, 2015

International Woes: Boston Is Not The Only City With Olympic Ambivalence And Opposition

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

As the Boston 2024 Olympic bid remains a hot political and social topic, it’s making international headlines. Mayor Marty Walsh has told Boston reporters he’s not concerned about a statewide referendum, because cities in other countries will also be holding votes.

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Local News
4:51 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

'Pride In Our City, Pride In Our Country, Pride In Ourselves Must Be Restored,' Says John Fish

John Fish is Chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction.

Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish addressed members of the business community at the Four Seasons this morning. Amid pressure to improve public relations, he asked the business community for support and spoke about continued work with city officials to win the bid. 
 
It’s clear that John Fish is trying out a new presentation of the Olympic bid. He spoke dramatically about how the Summer Games could unite local residents and improve morale and patriotism.
 

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Local News
8:44 am
Wed April 1, 2015

A Chastened Boston 2024 Trots Out New Faces At Its Latest Community Meeting

A rendering of 'Olympic Boulevard,' part of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Credit Boston 2024

It was the first public Olympic meeting without Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish, CEO Richard Davey or Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Their absence coincided with declining public support and some major public relations gaffes in recent weeks.

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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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