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 Southbridge, Massachusetts schools are facing a loss of 30 jobs, including some teacher positions. This comes about a month after the state appointed a new receiver to try and improve district performance.

Water running from a faucet.
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The city of Westfield, Massachusetts, now has three of its wells off-line.

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The Massachusetts Senate will debate a bill that would limit access to social media accounts by schools and employers.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks from the stage during her open house at Springfield Technical Community College on March 9, 2018.
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said she doesn't think a possible meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to be effective. 

Massachusetts state Rep. Peter Kocot of Northampton, who died in February, filed the House bill that would authorize the automatic voter registration program.
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Supporters of automatic voter registration in Massachusetts said the proposal still has traction despite the recent death of a leading advocate. 

A Massachusetts State Police vehicle at the scene in West Brookfield. The bodies were found in the house directly behind it.
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Four bodies found in a home in central Massachusetts are a woman and three children, according to authorities.

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Riders of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority are crying foul over possible service cuts and fare increases. The PVTA blames a lack of money from the state of Massachusetts.

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Pittsfield, Sturbridge, West Springfield, Palmer, and Charlton are among the cities and towns in central and western Massachusetts that are taking legal action against manufacturers and distributors of opioids.

Water running from a faucet.
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The city of Westfield, Massachusetts, has filed a lawsuit against three companies after chemical contaminants were found in two of its wells.

Sarah Robertson / Daily Hampshire Gazette

A pair of state lawmakers from western Massachusetts say they're calling it quits at the end of this term.