Marco Werman

Marco Werman Bio

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I got my first job in journalism at 16 as a copy-boy at the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.  I've worked in documentary photography, print, radio and television.  My radio work started in Burkina Faso in West Africa, following a three year stint with the Peace Corps in Togo.  From Burkina Faso, I moved to London to produce the BBC World Service flagship breakfast program for Africa, "Network Africa."

In 1990, I moved back to the US, and helped start up a new public radio station in upstate New York in the Adirondacks where I reported, produced and hosted a daily two-hour news and current affairs show.  Four years later, I moved to Rome, Italy where I was the correspondent for Monitor Radio.  In 1995, WGBH and The World hired me to help begin the program.  Its mission -- to bring international news to American ears in a compelling way that would make the world more relevant to them -- scratched me where I itch.  And I've been committed to that mission ever since.

Along the way, I've won some awards (the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for an original radio drama I wrote; the Sony awards for an exposé on child labor in West African gold mines; the New York Festivals for a BBC documentary on the 1987 assassination of Burkina Faso’s president; the first annual Unity award from the Radio and Television News Director’s Association for coverage of diversity issues; and an Emmy for a Frontline documentary on Libya).  But the most important honor for me remains the emails I get from listeners thanking us for the coverage we give to often little-known stories and voices from around the globe.

Recent Stories

Global Politics

US policy in Pakistan after elections

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Anatol Lieven a teacher of War Studies at King's College in London; Lieven is working on a book about Pakistan, and he explores US policy options in dealing with a new Pakistani government.

Environment

Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with paleontologist Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago about his discovery of a new kind of dinosaur fossil. The discovery took place in Africa's Sahara Desert -- which is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit - Jil Aigrot

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with French singer Jil Aigrot about the parallels between herself and French musical legend Edith Piaf. Aigrot has recorded a CD of Piaf songs. She also lent her voice to "La Vie en Rose," a movie about Piaf's life.

Report says Britain a terror target

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Gwyn Prins, one of the authors of a report released in Britain today that says the United Kingdom is a "soft target" for terrorists.

Sports

Toyota's big chance at Daytona

Anchor Marco Werman tells us that Japanese car giant Toyota is hoping to win the Daytona 500 this weekend, after 3 Toyotas placed among the top 6 qualifiers.

Arts, Culture & Media

Rare violin repair 1:50:

Virtuoso violinist David Garrett fell down a flight of stairs while carrying his instrument after a performance, he was fine, but Anchor Marco Werman reports on the repairs necessary to fix his rare violin.

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