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Tara Boyle

Managing Producer

Tara Boyle is a managing producer for WAMU 88.5 News. She oversees Metro Connection, WAMU's weekly newsmagazine program, as well as Coastal Connection, a weekly public affairs program for listeners in Ocean City, Md. She is also the managing producer of Breaking Ground, WAMU’s documentary series hosted by Kavitha Cardoza.

Tara began her career at The Boston Globe, where she covered crime, education and state politics.  She joined the Morning Edition team at WBUR in Boston in 2001, and became a producer for The Kojo Nnamdi Show at WAMU in 2005. 

In 2009, she helped to launch The Animal House, WAMU’s nationally syndicated program about science, wildlife conservation, and the animal kingdom.  In 2010, she led a group of WAMU producers and reporters to Haiti for a week of live talk show discussions from Port-au-Prince.  Her work has received awards from the Chesapeake Bay Associated Press Association and the Alliance for Women in Media, among others.

Tara graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and French from Boston University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her master's degree in international affairs from The George Washington University. Tara lives in Columbia, Md. with her husband and son.


Articles Written by Tara Boyle

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Researchers at the University of Virginia say they've made a discovery that could eventually lead to a new way to detect cancers. The breakthrough announced Wednesday has to do with DNA. That's the genetic material that shapes how our cells are made and how they behave. In other words, it's like our body's computer program. Scientists believe most DNA is found in l...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is heading to Europe Monday to sell officials there on investment opportunities in the Commonwealth. McAuliffe and administration officials will visit six European countries over 11 days, and take part in more than 70 economic development meetings. Among the stops is the city of light, where McAuliffe will attend the Paris Air Show and...
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The Chairman of the D.C. Council is downplaying reports that the city's soccer franchise, D.C. United, might opt to build a new stadium in Northern Virginia rather than the District. D.C. United has been searching for a new home for years. Last December, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to partner with the team on a new stadium at Buzzards Point in Southwest. But...
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In January, Washingtonian magazine voted Woodridge one of the best neighborhoods in which to buy a home in D.C. To which many Washingtonians replied: "Where?" Woodridge is on the border of Maryland, where Route 1 becomes Rhode Island Avenue in the District. For decades, not much has happened along this stretch of the highway. But Woodridge is in the midst of a renaissance -- one that r...
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Eight years ago, on a warm summer night, Craig Nelsen was walking through Blagden Alley in downtown D.C. As he turned a corner, he heard something unexpected: music. “I kept walking and followed the sound, and in the narrowest part of the alley, I saw these four older black guys playing a style of New Orleans street jazz,” he says. There were two saxophonists,...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering Rites Of Spring And A Lasting D.C. Musical Moment ...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering Rites Of Spring And A Lasting D.C. Musical Moment ...
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Metro Connection Segments Baltimore Residents Say Wall-To-Wall Media Coverage Missed The Real Story ...
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Metro Connection Segments Keeping The Faith: Black Catholic Church Looks Back On 95 Years In Ward 8 ...
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Metro Connection Segments D.C. Museum Remembers The Women Who Fought For Equality Nearly A Century Ago ...
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Metro Connection Segments A Flea Market And Focal Point For Maryland's Hispanic Community ...
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Metro Connection Segments Finding A Love That 'Sparkles' Later In Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost ...
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Metro Connection Segments How A Civil Rights Struggle In The South Helped D.C. Elect Its Own Leaders ...
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Metro Connection Segments Frager's Hardware Expected to Back Under One Roof by 2017 ...
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Metro Connection Segments Purple in a Blue State: Battleground Counties Shed Light on Maryland Politics ...
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Metro Connection Segments Family Tree: From George Washington To The Black Heritage Museum Of Arlington ...