Emily Rooney

By - 2/1/15 - 1:56 pm

Bravo, Emily, bravo!

Rooney confessed to being a tad nervous.

"My heart was beating out of my chest! How do I figure out the little ticket thing?"

H/t Gustavo.Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 10:14 am

WGBH announced today that Emily Rooney will be stepping down in January as host of Greater Boston (she'll be staying on as host of "Beat the Press" and as a special correspondent).Read more

By - 2/6/13 - 9:35 am

WGBH says its hiring the former WTKK talkers to talk away between noon and and 2 p.m. on weekdays on its "Boston Public Radio" show. The move frees up Callie Crossley and Emily Rooney, who currently hold down the microphones then, to do other things, although the station says they'll continue to get some words in edgewise on the show. 'GBH adds that Edgar B....Read more

By - 3/30/11 - 9:08 am

Rooney interviews City Councilor John Connolly on expired food and inventory management in Boston Public Schools; she doesn't mind a little freezer burn on her meat and wonders why a city councilor would hold hearings on the issue:

Meanwhile, BPS has released...Read more

By - 8/19/10 - 2:27 pm

Too crime ridden, too filled with people who aren't like her, too far on the other side of 128, apparently.

Last night on "Greater Boston," Rooney chatted with Donna Latson Gittens about why real-estate sales are up in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain.

"Are you trying to tell me there are actually neighborhoods outside of Beacon Hill and Back Bay?" she asked. That seemed...Read more

By - 2/18/10 - 4:07 pm

Tonight on "Greater Boston," Emily Rooney discusses that pressing Boston-area issue - what Tiger Woods will say in his scripted event tomorrow.

Also: "The animal ambassador of SeaWorld & Busch Gardens joins Emily along with some of her friends: a baby kangaroo, a kookaburra, and American alligator and Magellanic penguins." Busch Gardens is on the South Shore, right?Read more

By - 1/11/10 - 1:35 pm

David listens to 'GBH's "Here and Now" killer, wasn't much impressed.Read more

By - 10/20/09 - 7:43 pm

OK, OK, I got sucked in and actually watched "Greater Boston" and its expose on Balloon Boy.

Rooney started out by asking her guests, two lawyers, "Part of this, don't you think, is we all want REVENGE."

One of those lawyers writes for the Daily Beast, which Rooney apparently thinks is more legitimate than Gawker.

"We're all angry," Rooney said.

But the...Read more

By - 10/20/09 - 4:15 pm

Beats me, but Emily Rooney will be discussing the case tonight on "Greater Boston," which describes itself as tackling "the region's top news stories with original reporting and comprehensive analysis."

So I look forward to her "in-depth discussions with guests from diverse perspectives" (in this case, two lawyers she dug up) that will take us "beyond the day's headlines," such as, oh, letting her...Read more

By - 10/19/09 - 1:12 pm

Rooney rants; remains amazed that a mere blog could break news.Read more

By - 4/4/08 - 4:22 pm

WBUR should either finally hire him so people can start donating to WGBH instead or they should announce they're not hiring him so people can stop getting heartburn.

Speaking of 'GBH, Emily Rooney kvetches about the lack of substance on local newscasts these days and fantasizes about marching into some local newsroom and shaking things up. Apparently, Rooney doesn't remember the days when...Read more

By - 12/11/06 - 3:00 pm

They'll need it for all the hate e-mail zinging its way to John Carroll now that the national Democratic blogs have picked up the story of how he and his Beat the Press-ters blew the whole blog-accountability issue the other day (see here, here and here):

... Yeah, John Carroll, intrepid investigative reporter and professor of journalism at Boston University (where

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By - 10/4/06 - 3:09 pm

From televised debates, that is. Greater Boston's Emily Rooney is among the media honchos who've put together gubernatorial debates this year and she says enough is enough: The fringe candidates have had their say, now it's time for Healey and Patrick to go at it mano a mano:

... After four attempts to "do the right thing", the media consortium needs to "do the

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By - 9/26/06 - 8:04 pm

Emily Rooney of WGBH's Greater Boston blogs her reaction to Fox's handling of the debate:

I'm not big on labeling new organizations with a political ideology but it would be hard to convince me there was no agenda at the FOX25 Monday night event. ...

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