WORCESTER, MA — WGBH has hired two new reporters to cover the Worcester area, expanding on a new bureau announced earlier this year.
Longtime western Massachusetts reporter Carrie Saldo will cover Worcester County. Saldo previously hosted the news magazine “Connecting Point” for Springfield-based New England Public Media, and was a former reporter at WAMC, the North Adams Transcript and the Berkshire Eagle. Saldo will be the first WGBH reporter covering the Worcester area exclusively.
Megan Woolhouse, a former Boston Globe and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, will lead coverage of K-12 education in Worcester, according to the station. She will be based out of the Brighton WGHB studios.
The new WGBH bureau will be located in a building along Federal Street — the home of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette until the mid-1970s — and broadcasts on 89.7 FM and on the WGBH website.
The expansion into New England’s second-largest city was funded in part with grants from the C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation and the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, the station said in January.