Jim Braude

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Jim Braude
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Braude at a live radio broadcast event in Brookline, Massachusetts in May 2010
Born (1949-05-07) May 7, 1949 (age 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1]
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
New York University School of Law (J.D.)
Occupation lawyer, radio, and television host
Spouse(s) Kristine Rondeau [2]
Website jimbraude.com

James Spencer Braude (born May 7, 1949) is a lawyer, former union official,[2] and Boston radio and television personality.[3]

Early life[edit]

Braude was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1949. He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia in 1966. He went to the University of Pennsylvania for his bachelor's degree and to New York University School of Law for his law degree.

Legal career[edit]

He began his legal career as a legal services lawyer in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City with housing and prisoner's rights cases. He was the founder and first president of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), a UAW affiliated union which represented staff in civil legal offices for the poor in various states.[3]

He subsequently served as the executive director of the Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts (TEAM), a tax reform coalition. He published the magazine Otherwise, on American politics.[3]

Braude later served as a Cambridge, Massachusetts City Councilor.[3]

Broadcast journalism career[edit]

He co-hosts, with Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio, a midday talk show on WGBH radio. The pair formerly hosted the Jim & Margery Show talk show on WTKK, before that station became a music station in January 2013.

He also hosted Broadside with Jim Braude on New England Cable News (NECN). In mid-January 2015, he announced his departure from NECN.[4]

On January 22, 2015, he was named as the executive editor and host of WGBH News local television news and analysis program, Greater Boston, replacing long-time host Emily Rooney.[5]


Braude won a local Emmy award and an Associated Press award for his work on NECN.[6]