My name is Amanda Beland and I’m a producer and storyteller living in Somerville, Massachusetts. I have a background in print journalism, but my true passion is audio reporting. I’m currently producing GBH’s radio program and podcast, In It Together. Each night we cover how the coronavirus is impacting Massachusetts. I also co-produce the daily Boston segment for Consider This, a podcast collaboration with NPR, GBH and WBUR. All my work at GBH can be found here.
My byline has appeared in outlets in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, including MetroWest Daily News, WERS 88.9, Manchester’s Union Leader, Foster’s Daily Democrat and Seacoast Online.
I am co-produce Walter Discovers America with my partner Elio DeLuca. WDA is a travelogue and multi-media love letter that follows up through our mission of visiting every accessible US state by car. There’s been no traveling for us since the pandemic started, but we hope to get back on the road safely soon.
When I’m not working, I’m either taking and processing film photography or tending to my healthy plant collection. I have a soft spot for trailing vines like Pothos and Philodendron, but my favorite species is Monstera.