Maura Barrett
Currently: Chicago


2016, NBC News GEM Award

2014, New England Student AP & Telly Award; "Death with Dignity & Medical Marijuana"


I'm a correspondent at NBC News, across all platforms. NBC has been home for a while; I was a 2020 campaign embed reporter and previously produced for our Business & Tech unit, after starting in breaking news. Every day in the news world is different, but you can usually find me: in the field on a shoot, finessing a script/my latest digital writeup, or avidly making calls to confirm a story or build new pitches. 

I've traveled all over the country in the pursuit of good journalism - covering the historic 2020 election from battleground (& troublemaker) states Iowa and Pennsylvania, following the country's reaction to racial injustice and the political response, and focusing on how policy impacts people: making stops at farms & manufacturing plants in the Midwest to discuss tariff impacts, & events like CES and SXSW to reflect on the interference of technology in today's world. 


Check out my #newstourist escapades on Instagram: @maurabarrett. 

In my spare time, I try to experience new countries & cultures as often as possible, play viola in a community orchestra, and train to run my latest half marathon. 


Bi-annual guest speaker - Boston University College of Communication

March 2021 - Guest/Podcast  - The privileges and pressures of political reporting

Jan 2020 - Guest/Podcast - The Iowa Caucus Project

Dec 2019 - Guest/Podcast - Tales from the road with NBC News Embeds

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