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About Greater Boston: Who We Are

Emily Rooney: Host and Executive Editor

Greater Boston's debut in January of 1997, host and executive editor Emily Rooney has brought her journalistic credentials and deep knowledge of Boston to the program. Emily was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, she was executive producer of ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Before that, Emily worked at WCVB-TV in Boston for 15 years, from 1979 to 1993, where she served as news director for three years and as assistant news director before that. Since being with Greater Boston, Emily has picked up a number of awards, including the prestigious National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, a series of New England Emmy Awards, and Associated Press recognition for Best News/Talk show for Beat the Press and Greater Boston.

Mark Mills : Executive Producer

Mark Mills joined Greater Boston in September of 2005 following many years of experience in the Boston news and public affairs market. Most recently, Mills reported on business for WBUR’s Here and Now and co-hosted This Week in Business on NECN.

Prior to that, Mills hosted the Market Wrap program on WBIX-AM 1060 for four years. While serving as program director at WBIX, the station won the Associated Press Award for its coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the aftermath. During that time Mills also delivered a nightly stock market report for NECN. Before working at WBIX, Mills was a business reporter for WCVB-TV. He also was executive producer for special programs and Chronicle at WCVB. In 2001, Mills was named Best Talk Show Host in Boston’s Achievement In Radio Awards. During his tenure at Channel 5, Chronicle won numerous awards including the duPont-Columbia Award. Mills is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has earned the Certified Financial Planner distinction.

John Carroll: "Beat the Press" panelist

John Carroll is currently an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications at Boston University. Prior to signing on with BU, Carroll was the executive producer for
Greater Boston. Previously John was a commentator for WBUR-FM, as well as Public Radio International's Marketplace, and National Public Radio's On the Media. As a freelance writer on advertising, John has been an advertising columnist for The Boston Globe and Adweek and was a commentator for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. His advertising career included work at William Filene's Sons, where he was a copy chief, KK&M Advertising, where he was a senior vice president and creative director, and Carroll Creative, an advertising consulting firm he founded.

During his years with
Greater Boston, John was awarded the prestigious local and national Edward R. Murrow awards for Writing, in addition to a series of New England Emmy Awards in both the News Writing and Commentary/Editorial categories. He shared the 2005 National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism with Emily Rooney.

Joe Sciacca: "Beat the Press" panelist

Joe Sciacca is the Boston Herald’s deputy managing editor for news. He previously served as the Herald’s political editor, investigative editor, and bureau chief in City Hall and at the State House. A newsman for nearly three decades, he has been named best political columnist and first on a list of “dream team” journalists by Boston Magazine.

Sciacca is a frequent commentator on politics and the press on radio and television.
Prior to joining the Herald, he was a reporter for the Eagle Tribune in Lawrence, Mass., and several weekly newspapers.

Callie Crossley: "Beat the Press" panelist

Callie Crossley is a seasoned broadcast professional whose portfolio includes commentary, media criticism, and speaking, as well as producing and directing television and film. Ms. Crossley is a regular panelist on the WGBH-TV program, "Beat the Press." Most recently she's appeared on CNN and NPR as a commentator. Prior to her current work, Ms. Crossley spent thirteen years as a network television producer for ABC News "20/20." Her award credits include a national Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow award, an award from the American Women in Radio and Television, and the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia award. Callie Crossley is a graduate of Wellesley College and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.

Jared Bowen: Reporter

Jared Bowen joined the staff of Greater Boston in 1998 as a researcher and moved up through the ranks to associate producer and then field producer. Jared began appearing as an occasional contributor on Greater Boston in 2002 and was named a permanent on-air reporter in 2005. As such, Jared covers everything from breaking news to politics to arts and culture.

In his tenure with Greater Boston, Jared has produced three news documentaries for the program, including Veil of Secrecy on the Catholic Church, a special on James “Whitey” Bulger and a half-hour special on September 11th. He was also Greater Boston’s primary producer for our Eye on Education series, for the first three seasons.

Jared is the recipient of numerous regional Emmy nominations. Prior to joining the show, he was awarded a fellowship with the International Radio & Television Society, which placed him at Dateline NBC in New York. Jared graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, where he also won several Associated Press awards for his reporting.