WBUR reporter added to Achievement Breakfast lineup

WBUR;’s Curt Nickisch

Curt Nickisch, the Business & Technology Reporter at Boston NPR news station WBUR, will serve a master of ceremonies at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce’s annual Achievement Breakfast on Nov. 14.

Nickisch replaces his WBUR colleague Robin Young who is unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

State Treasurer Steve Grossman will deliver the keynote address at the breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Needham Sheraton Hotel.

The breakfast – the largest annual gathering of area business and civic leaders – will also honor local businesses and individuals for their contributions to the economic and cultural vitality of Newton and Needham.

Nickisch’s start in radio journalism began during Fulbright study in Europe, where he reported for Germany’s international broadcaster. He’s now a regular contributor to NPR and Marketplace. He has won various journalism honors, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards. He is currently a M.B.A. candidate at Boston University concentrating on strategy and entrepreneurship. He previously earned an M.S. in Journalism from South Dakota State University and a B.A. from the University of Utah.

“Curt is somebody who spends every day thinking about and understanding the challenges our local businesses encounter,” said Greg Reibman, the chamber’s president. “I’m really excited that we’re adding him to our program.”

Limited tickets for the Awards Achievement Breakfast are now on sale here. Call 617-244-5300 ext. 2 to make a reservation. Tickets are $50 members, $60 non-members