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
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.
 
It was a peaceful gathering. Many are now living on the streets. A woman who introduced herself as Heather told the crowd she lived in the shelter and worked in its kitchen. She said that routine helped keep her sober.
 

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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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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

Credit Flickr, jdlasica

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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