Senior Producer & Reporter
I'm currently serving a life sentence as a storyteller. In the latest incarnation, I work as Senior Producer and Reporter for the show. On the production side, I spend my days figuring out what should go on the broadcast, and then the who/when/why/where/how of making that happen. On the reporting side, I'm prone to taking a sideways glance at just about any story that comes along.
For more than 16 years, I've been been traveling the globe in search of interesting people to put on the radio, on the web, and even on television. I recently did a two-year stint for The World in Brussels, where I mostly covered Europe's ongoing financial crisis. Before that, I served as The World's technology correspondent, and also hosted a weekly technology podcast. Since returning to the Boston newsroom, I have tackled a variety of projects, including the creation of Boston Calling, a weekly program for the BBC World Service.
Away from the office, I enjoy fine Belgian beers and single malt Scotch whisky. I like books by Kurt Vonnegut, and early Miles Davis on vinyl. Occasionally, I spoil a good walk by picking up a golf club, usually to disastrous results. More occasionally, I pick up a bass guitar, and then smash it.
From the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices to the bloody end of a nationwide manhunt, events in France this week have laid bare the fault lines with, and within, the country's Muslim population. That tension extends far beyond France's borders, and into almost every other European country.
Business, Finance & Economics
You'd be forgiven for thinking Greece's financial mess had been straightened out. After all, there's been little talk lately of a Greek exit, or "Grexit," from the Eurozone. But a call for new elections in Greece, coupled with the strength of an anti-austerity party headed by Alexis Tsipras, has Europeans considering Grexit 2.0.
The country we want you to name for this week's Geo Quiz has produced a single malt that beat Scotland in the unofficial world whisky ranks.
The latest food trend out of this city combines Asian flavors with South American staples. For this week's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of that South American city.
Lifestyle & Belief
It wasn't that long ago that the American beer landscape was a wasteland of watery lagers. But now more than 3,000 breweries and craft brewers like Sean Lewis are churning out world-class beers that influence brewers and beer lovers worldwide.