Ibby Caputo

Ibby Caputo reports on the health of people and communities in and around the Greater Boston area.

Since joining WGBH in the fall of 2011, Ibby has covered the lack of dental care for MassHealth recipients, the impact of poverty on developing brains, and the prevalence of suicide among veterans, among other stories.

In 2013, Ibby was selected for a Health Coverage Fellowship sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. Her work has aired nationally on PRI's The World and NPR News, and has been published in The Washington Post. Ibby is a guest speaker at the Harvard Divinity School. 

Before coming to WGBH, Ibby worked as a freelance producer for WBUR’s special documentary unit Inside Out, and for On Point with Tom Ashbrook. In 2009, Ibby was the recipient of the Kaiser Family Foundation Media Summer Fellowship and worked as a health reporter for The Washington Post.

Ibby received her B.A. from Princeton University and an M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

4:35pm

Tue December 24, 2013
Around the Nation

In New Hampshire, Christmas Lights Help Welcome New Immigrants

Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Decking a house in thousands of lights is one way to spread holiday spirit. It can also serve as an education in American culture. Ibby Caputo, of member station WGBH, took a tour of Christmas lights in Manchester, New Hampshire. She went with a group of global refugees.

IBBY CAPUTO, BYLINE: On a chilly winter evening, Amadou Hamady ushers people from all over the world onto a school bus.

(SOUNDBITE OF BUS)

AMADOU HAMADY: Let's go. Let's go. Let's go.

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