April Peavey

Studio Director and Producer
 
I work out of the Boston newsroom and studio for The World. Half of my day is devoted to producing sound rich music features (known as the Global Hit) or hard news interviews; the other half is spent in the studio directing the show.
 
Much of the music you hear between reports and breaks was chosen by me. My goal is to try and keep the music sounding fresh and "worldly."
 
I also work closely with the show producer and engineer to make sure the show keeps a steady pace and that all the pieces/interviews come in on time. 
Math was never my strong suit, so I always need to make sure I have a stopwatch! 
 
Before coming to The World I produced for the daily news program "Here and Now" based at WBUR.
While there I served as a field producer for the 2004 Democratic and Republican Conventions and produced a one-hour radio documentary on Cuba. 
 
Other career ventures include: NBC in New York, the Museum of Television and Radio and ushering at the Metropolitan Opera House.
 
I received my Bachelors degree from Emerson College and have a Master’s in Theological Studies from Boston University.
 
I currently reside in New Hampshire with my partner, three cats, a dog and 20k-plus bees.

Recent Stories

Music

Our 14 favorite albums of 2017

There was a lot of great music released in 2017. The World host Marco Werman, director April Peavey and FutureFolk producer Brandi Fullwood all picked some of their favorite albums.

Music

The missing tracks from the 'Rumble in the Jungle'

In 1974, Africa's top performers shared a stage in Zaire with James Brown, B.B. King and other global stars. But only now are the African groups being heard. Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine organized the '74 concert and helped compile the double-CD "Zaire 74: The African Performers."

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