Meghna Chakrabarti is the co-host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond.
She is also the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR’s newly expanded national midday news program.
Before taking the helm at Radio Boston in 2010, she reported on New England transportation and energy issues for WBUR’s news department. She also produced and directed WBUR’s national news and talk program, On Point, for five years.
Chakrabarti has won awards from both the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association for her writing, hard news reporting, and use of sound. On Radio Boston, her interviews have encompassed a wide range: Secretary of State John Kerry and law professor Anita Hill, actor F. Murray Abraham and pianist Lang Lang, language expert Steven Pinker and author Lois Lowry, comedians Mindy Kaling and Rachel Dratch, public radio favorites David Isay and the late David Rakoff, and many more.
A former fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, Chakrabarti holds bachelor’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University, as well as a master’s degree in environmental science and risk management from Harvard University.
She earned an MBA with honors from Boston University in 2013.