Alden Bourne


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 Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

The Cranwell resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is getting a makeover and laying off about 45 employees in the process.

A facility in Springfield, Mass., where trains will be manufactured will open this winter.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has reached out to the federal government, asking it to reconsider tariffs affecting a Chinese company.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in February 2018.
Dave Roback / The Republican /

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has offered help to the mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts, after a series of natural gas explosions and fires there, and in Andover and North Andover.

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Domenic Sarno visited Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, Massachusetts, in May 2017.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield, Massachusetts -- a Democrat -- has crossed party lines and endorsed Republican Governor Charlie Baker.

Jay Gonzalez at at event in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 30, 2108.
Mark M. Murray / The Republican /

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic opponent, Jay Gonzalez, will not debate in western Massachusetts this election season.

Randy Wexler, right, visited the MGM casino with his friend, Richard Emmings, left, on August 31, 2018.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

It's been a little over a week since the new MGM casino opened to much fanfare in Springfield, Massachusetts. A week later, some folks sounded happier than others. 

From left, Dan Carey, John Hine and Marie McCourt, who are Democratic candidates for the 2nd Hampshire District seat, at a candidate forum in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on August 22, 2018.
Jerrey Roberts / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

Three candidates are running in western Massachusetts in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Hampshire state House seat, which includes Hadley, South Hadley, Easthampton and part of Granby.

State Senator Eric Lesser, at far left, speaks with Norpin Manufacturing Sales Manager Luke Pincince, at far right, in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, on August 20, 2018.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

A businessman in Wilbraham, Massachsuetts, says federal tariffs designed to help American aluminum and steel manufacturers are hurting his small manufacturing company.

People flagged for possible impaired driving undergo field sobriety tests at a Massachusetts State Police sobriety roadblock in Leominster in 2015. This driver was found not to be under the influence.
Scott J. Croteau / MassLive /

Massachusetts lawmakers are holding a hearing Tuesday on a bill to make it easier for those accused of driving drunk to get back behind the wheel on a restricted basis.

Alan Raczka, left, of Easthampton, and JFK Middle School eighth-grader Evan Yurko of Holyoke challenge each other in a game of Scrabble in February 2018.
Kevin Gutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

A teenager from Holyoke, Massachusetts, has returned a champion from a national Scrabble tournament in Buffalo, New York.