Carrie Saldo to head up Worcester Bureau and
Megan Woolhouse to lead K-12 Education Desk
BOSTON (August 5, 2020) – WGBH News today announced the addition of two experienced journalists to its news team, reinforcing the station’s commitment to in-depth local news coverage. Carrie Saldo joins WGBH News as a reporter covering Worcester County. She’ll be based in WGBH’s recently announced Worcester news bureau. Former Boston Globe reporter Megan Woolhouse will cover education. She’ll lead the reporting for the WGBH News K-12 education desk.
“With the hiring of Carrie and Megan, we are expanding our commitment to local news coverage and to sharing stories from across the Commonwealth that matter most to our audience,” said Pam Johnston, WGBH’s General Manager for News. “At a time when many local news outlets are making the difficult decision to scale back resources, we are thrilled to be able to add journalists of their caliber to further build our news team.”
Carrie Saldo joins WGBH News from WGBH’s sister station New England Public Media in Springfield where she most recently served as the host of the nightly news magazine program “Connecting Point.” Saldo has reported extensively from the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley as a reporter with the North Adams Transcript, the Berkshire Bureau Chief of WAMC and as a Reporter for the Berkshire Eagle. The award-winning journalist also worked as host and reporter for Rocky Mountain Public Media.
“As more people relocate to Worcester County, it has become a critical center for economic and cultural activity in the Commonwealth,” said Carrie Saldo. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to focus on this essential region, sharing its stories with listeners across the state.”
Megan Woolhouse brings an extensive journalism background to WGBH, including 13 years with the Boston Globe as reporter covering both metro and business stories, including front-page breaking news and enterprise stories about the regional economy and the impact of the 2008 recession on Massachusetts.
Woolhouse has worked with newspapers across the south, including The Advocate in Baton Rouge, LA and The Courier-Journal in Lousiville, KY, before building a healthcare and biotechnology beat as a Business Reporter at The Atlanta Business Journal. She has also taught journalism at Harvard Extension School and the University of Louisiana.
“As we continue to struggle with COVID-19, education is front and center for both parents and community leaders,” said Woolhouse. “Education is the foundation of our society and questions are continually being asked around issues of resources and equity. I’m thrilled to join the WGBH News team and look forward to bringing these vital stories to our listeners.”
About WGBH News
WGBH News is among the fastest-growing local news providers in greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multi-platform newsroom that includes 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR, television and digital reporting. The WGBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for higher education, politics, innovation, and investigations as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s The Takeaway, The World from PRX and The GroundTruth Project. WGBH News partners with WCAI, the Cape, Coast and Islands NPR station and New England Public Media in Western, Massachusetts to connect the Commonwealth with trusted journalism. WGBH News also maintains bureaus at the Massachusetts State House and in Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood. A Worcester bureau will open in 2020.
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