I’m Jamie Bologna for JamieBologna.com. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m a multimedia journalist interested in politics, tech, policy, and the things that make people tick. I love hearing other people’s stories.
Currently, I’m a Producer and Director at WBUR‘s afternoon show, Radio Boston with Meghna Chakrabarti, where I cut audio, book guests, conduct field interviews, direct the daily live show, produce web content, and assist with the daily production duties.
I grew up in Methuen, Massachusetts, and after high school I attended Tufts University, double majoring in political science and Spanish. Upon graduation in 2008, I moved to Washington, DC, to work for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and then the Hudson Institute.
Washington was amazing and I really do miss the blossoming cherry trees and overabundant happy hours. But the siren call of New England was too much to overcome. In August of 2013, I left the District to come back to my native Bay State to pursue a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication, which I completed in January of 2015.
In the classroom at Boston University, I had the privilege of working with BU’s distinguished faculty to produce radio and TV content, as well as online multimedia projects. As a politics editor for the award-winning student news portal, BUNewsService.com, I covered numerous stories including: live-streaming from 2014 Boston Marathon finish line, the election of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former Mayor Tom Menino joining BU.
During my time at BU, I also served as the WBUR Fellow, working with Radio Boston. More recently at WBUR, I worked as a producer for a Boston Globe/WBUR podcast called “Finish Line: Inside the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial,” hosted by WBUR’s David Boeri and the Globe‘s Kevin Cullen. In that capacity, I attended the entire trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, live tweeted the proceedings, and produced the daily podcast and web content.
To get further into the nitty-gritty of my work experience, please check out my resume. And click on the tabs above to see other examples of my work as a journalist.
Outside of the daily grind, I enjoy trying local beers (as long as they’re not too hoppy), biking around Cambridge and Somerville (when the temperature is above 40 and below 90, and not too humid), reading nerdy tech blogs, and listening to NPR.
My Google phone has more podcasts than songs on it. I’ve been told I have a face for radio…by my own mother.
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Check out this video about me, made by Boston University’s College of Communication