June 4, 2013
David S. Bernstein Joins WGBH News Team
BOSTON, Mass. (June 4, 2013)–David S. Bernstein, a contributing editor to Boston Magazine and formerly of the Boston Phoenix, will join the WGBH News team as a news contributor, providing political commentary. Recently named one of the nation’s best state political reportersby The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Bernstein brings nearly a quarter century of local reporting experience to WGBH’s award-winning, local newsroom.
“David is on everyone’s short list as one of the best political reporters not just in Massachusetts, but across the Northeast,” said WGBH Radio General Manager Phil Redo. “WGBH News is making an unprecedented commitment to local coverage. Our news team continues to grow and we are strengthening public broadcasting’s coverage of local stories with local voices. David will add his unique perspective and biting analysis to our coverage of the U.S. Senate election, the first open race for Boston Mayor in a generation and the emerging field for Governor in the 2014 election.”
Bernstein will be a regular, exclusive contributor to WGBH radio and television. He will provide political analysis and commentary across WGBH News programs, including Greater Boston, Boston Public Radio, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He is scheduled to appear on tomorrow’s edition of Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to discuss the U.S. Senate campaign between Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez.
Earlier this year, former Phoenix executive editor Peter Kadzis joined the WGBH News team as a special contributor for enterprise stories.
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