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Joe Mathieu, host of WGBH's Morning Edition

Joe Mathieu

Former Morning Edition host

Joe Mathieu is the former anchor and executive editor of WGBH's Morning Edition. 

Before joining WGBH Radio, Joe worked for six years as morning anchor on WBZ NewsRadio in Boston, where he was part of the team that received a Peabody Award for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Joe also received the Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in a major market. While at WBZ, Joe covered major political conventions, traveled to Rome for the Papal conclave, and broadcast live from a nuclear aircraft carrier deployed in the fight against ISIS. He provided regular field reports and analysis for WBZ-TV. 

Before returning to Boston in 2011, Joe spent 13 years in Washington, D.C., where he was the managing editor and anchor of the CBS MarketWatch Radio Network, providing business news to more than 200 stations. In that role, Joe was a regular contributor to the CBS Radio News network. 

Joe later moved to XM Satellite Radio, where he was the founding program director of the POTUS political news and talk channel. POTUS became the first pure-play channel on the merged SiriusXM Satellite Radio and was the first addition to the White House 'protective pool' in a decade. During that time, Joe provided regular political analysis on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. 

During his years in Washington, Joe worked as a White House correspondent and also covered Congress, the Federal Reserve and NASA. His first major assignment in the nation's capital was covering the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. Joe also covered the wind down of NASA's Space Shuttle program, anchoring the final night launch from Cape Canaveral, and broke the sound barrier in a fighter jet over the Air Force Test Firing Range in Nevada.

Joe started on the air before he could drive. At 14 years old, he got his first job as a weekend disc jokey at WINY Radio in Putnam, Connecticut, where Joe eventually found the newsroom. After attending Emerson College in Boston, it was clear this would become a career — one that has culminated in his role at WGBH.

When Joe is not on the air, he's an avid guitarist, having played electric and acoustic blues guitar for more than 20 years. And he loves all-things wine — so much, Joe went to school for it, achieving an advanced certification with London's Wine and Spirits Education Trust, which has made him the most shrewd cheapskate at the wine store.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston.