WGBH’s Jim Braude has been added to the lineup at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s 101st annual breakfast on Thursday Nov. 10, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel.
Jim Braude is the host of “Greater Boston” on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) and co-host with Margery Eagan of “Boston Public Radio” on WGBH-FM. He will serve as emcee at the annual breakfast.
Babson College President and former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey will deliver the keynote address at the breakfast, the region's largest annual gathering of business and civic leaders.
Braude has worked with Eagan for 18 years, first doing a TV show together at NECN then a radio show at WTKK. The duo came to WGBH in 2013.
During law school, Braude ran a small retail business in Provincetown (HUBE - Help Us Break Even!). He started his professional career as a legal services lawyer in the South Bronx handling housing and prisoners’ rights cases. He was the founder and first president of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, a union representing staff in civil legal offices for the poor in 35 states. NOLSW helped lead the fight to preserve the national program when President Reagan proposed its abolition.
He then served as the executive director of TEAM, the Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts, a tax reform coalition, during which time he led many ballot campaigns, including the defeat of what would have been the largest budget cut on the ballot in U.S. history. He published Otherwise, a magazine on American politics, and then served as a Cambridge City Councilor.
Tickets and sponsor tables are now available at nnchamber.com for chamber's annual breakfast, which has sold out for the past three years with 500 attendees expected.