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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Aluminum Overcast, the B-17 that will fly from Barnes Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts on October 12 and 13, 2019.
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A vintage B-17 plane will carry paying passengers in Westfield, Massachusetts, this weekend. That's despite the deadly crash last week of a similar aircraft at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport.

A family from Bhutan greets newly resettled family members at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in November 2016.
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An official with an organization that resettles refugees in New England said a recent cut in the number allowed to enter the country is misguided.

Hampshire President Ed Wingenbach addresses the Hampshire community on October 4, 2019 in Amherst Massachusetts.
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Members of the Hampshire College community in Amherst, Massachusetts, are considering two new models for the school's academic program.

Staff at Craig's Place in Amherst, Massachusetts, practice setting up cots during a training session at the shelter in 2016.
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An official with a homeless shelter in Amherst, Massachusetts, said he's "not feeling extremely hopeful" it will open as usual on November 1.

Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, as of June 2018.
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Updated at 10:31 a.m. on September 30, 2019 

A new report says the construction of MGM Springfield added more than half a billion dollars to the economy of Massachusetts.