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Emily Rooney is the host, executive editor and creator of "Greater Boston" and "Beat the Press." Since the show's inception in 1997, Emily has brought her journalistic credentials and deep knowledge of media, politics and culture to the program and has earned numerous awards, including the National Press Club's prestigious Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, a series of New England Emmy Awards, and Associated Press recognition for Best News/Talk Show.
Before coming to WGBH, Emily was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, she was executive producer of ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Emily also worked at WCVB-TV in Boston from 1979 to 1993, where she served as news director for 3 years and as assistant news director before that.
Beat the Press takes a sharp look at how the media, new and old, covers and analyzes the big issues of the week. The weekly half-hour is hosted by Emily Rooney and includes a panel of critical thinkers, including Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and WGBH's Callie Crossley.