- Trip: Rwanda 2011
- Affiliation: WYPR-FM
- Country: Rwanda
- Year: 2011
Mary Rose Madden is a senior news producer and reporter for WYPR FM, a National Public Radio member station in Baltimore. At the local news desk, she assigns stories, organizes special coverage, edits news stories, develops series and reports. She has coordinated election coverage—including the 2008 presidential election—and written award-winning series such as “Growing Up Baltimore” and “Baltimore ’68: The Fire Last Time.” She has covered stories from the foreclosure crisis to the horse-racing industry, from the alarming high school dropout problem in Baltimore to a traditional college marching band gone hip-hop. Before entering journalism, she worked in the social development of children and families and worked in a hospice providing support to families. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Loyola University of Maryland.
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