Paige Sutherland

In March, 2015 Paige left her job at WATD.

PSutherland@959watd.com

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Growing up, journalism was always a passion of mine — waking up to watch Katie Couric on the “Today” show became a daily routine before school each morning while living in Groveland, Mass.

But it wasn’t until I landed an internship at WBZ in Boston while attending the College of the Holy Cross that I realized my true passion was radio. I fell in love with radio right there and then and never looked back.

After graduating from Holy Cross, I went on to get my Masters Degree in journalism at Northwestern University, where I had the privilege of reporting in major cities such as Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Cape Town, South Africa.

I covered issues such as Chicago’s massive public school closures, juvenile sentencing, veterans homelessness, sexual assault in the South African military as well as Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

After returning from my four month reporting stint in South Africa, I received my diploma and immediately began working as a general assignment reporter for The Associated Press at their Boston bureau — back to my birth-roots.

There I had the privilege of extensively covering the Boston Marathon bombing one-year anniversary to refugees in Springfield to Aaron Herandez’s court cases as well as many other high-profile stories for national and international audiences.

After my five-month temporary job for the AP ended, I returned to radio at WBUR in Boston — where I still work now as a free-lance reporter.

Now I am working for WATD as the State House reporter and responsible for covering other political stories – allowing me to return to my field reporting roots, something I have missed dearly since working at WBUR.

 

At WATD, I am hoping to be the eyes and ears at the State House and Greater Boston Area for the South Shore by trying to connect residents with issues that are going on in the state that affect these communities directly and indirectly.

About the Author

WATD online and on air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, State House and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters and producers, and on air radio hosts and personnel.