Alden Bourne

reporter

Before joining New England Public Radio, Alden was a producer for the CBS NEWS program 60 Minutes. In that role, he covered  topics ranging from art, music and medicine to business, education, and politics. Working with correspondent Morley Safer, he reported from locations across the United States as well as from India, Costa Rica, Italy, and Iraq.  

Alden attended Boston College and received a B.S. in Economics. He later took a year away from CBS to participate in the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Alden was part of the 60 Minutes team that won a duPont-Columbia University Award for “60 Minutes: Punishing Saddam,” a report on the impact of U.N. sanctions on the children of Iraq. He was also honored for excellence in coverage of race and ethnicity by the Columbia University School of Journalism  for “Vice Versa,” a story on a white-only scholarship program at an historically black college in Alabama. Alden has been on staff at NEPR since May 2016.  

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The 2016 Veterans Day parade in Northampton, Mass.
file photo / Daily Hampshire Gazette

Northampton, Massachusetts, won't be holding a parade on Veterans Day this year — in part because of declining attendance.

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Town officials in Deerfield, Massachusetts, are reaching out to UMass Amherst after residents complained about spraying at a grass research farm owned by the university.

The Western Mass Zombies' new logo.
Western Mass Zombies / Facebook

The American Basketball Association team in Springfield, Massachusetts, has a new owner and a new name.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Smith College released a report on Monday finding no evidence that racial bias was involved in a controversial incident last summer.

An early voting sign in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Early voting has been underway in Massachusetts for the past week. Several local officials who oversee the process in the western part of the state said they're seeing a positive response.

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