Amy Bracken

Somerville, MA USA

Professional Experience

I have years of experience freelancing for wires, newspapers, magazines and radio. I have specialized in youth issues, criminal justice, international relations, education legislation, immigration and refugee issues, and current events in Haiti. I travel between Boston, New York and D.C., and, funds permitting, far beyond.


10 Years
Other, Specify
7 Years


3 Years


Broadcasting - News - Radio (National)
7 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - National
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

PRI's The World (10+), Foreign Policy (1-2), World Vision Report (1-2)

Other Work History

Worked as a staffer at Youth Today (trade publication for youth service providers), legislative correspondent in D.C. for LRP Publications (specialized in legislation related to special education), in Haiti worked as a stringer for Reuters then Associated Press, and a staffer for The Haitian Times

Technical Skills

Adobe Audition, Audacity, Cool Edit Pro, Garage Band, imovie, iphoto

Foreign Language Skills

French, Spanish, Haitian Creole

Computer Skills



mac laptop, digital camera (canon power shot), digital audio recorder (marantz), omnidirectional and unidirectional mics, flip video camera

Work Permits & Visas

dual citizenship -- U.S. and U.K.


Ginger Thompson, Mexico City Bureau Chief, The New York Times, 52-555-416-6106 Katherine Stapp, Regional Editor, Inter Press Service, (212) 963-6156


Mental Health America 2011 National Radio Award, for reporting on psychosomatic symptoms among Haitis earthquake survivors Associated Press Beat of the Week award, for coverage of deadly Haiti floods in 2004


Fletcher Journalists Association

Work Samples


(Christian Science Monitor 9/16/2005)
story about an orchestral tour through northern Haiti