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July 1, 2015

Northeastern University School of Law Professor Daniel Medwed to Serve as Legal Analyst for WGBH News

BOSTON, Mass. (July 1, 2015)After providing insight and context to WGBH Radio listeners throughout the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, professor Daniel Medwed, of Northeastern University School of Law, will become the official legal analyst for WGBH News starting this month. Medwed will provide commentary and analysis on legal issues and local and national court cases for 89.7 WGBH Radio and will contribute regularly to WGBHNews.org. His analysis will help Massachusetts residents process the complexities of the law, from local legal proceedings to national Supreme Court rulings, and understand its impact on their lives.

Medwed teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Advanced Criminal Procedure: Wrongful Convictions and Post-Conviction Remedies at Northeastern School of Law. His research and pro bono activities concentrate on the topic of wrongful convictions. Medwed is an in-demand expert in national and international media and has provided commentary for the BBC, NBC News, New York Times and Boston Globe, among other media outlets.

“Daniel did an impressive job serving as our go-to, near-daily analyst during the recent Tsarnaev trial. His ability to explain the complex is a real talent,” said Phil Redo, WGBH Radio General Manager. “We are honored to welcome him to the WGBH News team. His contributions will strengthen our coverage of legal matters and add a measure of depth that we strive for in all of our reporting.”

The WGBH News team draws on the talent of a multi-platform newsroom that includes radio, television and digital reporting. The WGBH newsroom continues to invest in quality, substantive local coverage and crafting the stories that only public media can tell.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education sinc1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston's Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.

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