Jared Bowen is the Emmy award-winning host of the television series, Open Studio with Jared Bowen, a weekly exploration of the arts. Jared also serves as a special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. He covers the latest happenings in the region’s theater, art, music, dance and film on GBH radio’s Morning Edition and Boston Public Radio. He is also the moderator of the Boston Speakers Series at Symphony Hall facilitating conversations with everyone from world leaders to Oscar-winning actors.
Jared is a deft moderator highly regarded for his on-stage interviews. At the sold-out Boston Speakers Series, he’s led conversations with array of national and international figures from icon Gloria Steinem to civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson to former British Prime Minister Theresa May. He’s a skilled emcee hosting galas, corporate events and conferences. Known for his thoughtfulness and humor, Jared has spoken and/or emceed for countless organizations from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Jared is one of few arts reporters working in broadcast today. He speaks on the role of arts (theater, dance, fine arts, music & film) in society, education, health and our future. And from thousands of interviews he’s conducted over the course of his career, he discusses meeting the greats (Meryl Streep, Dolly Parton), the challenging (Oliver Stone, Kathleen Turner) and the inspiring (Bill T. Jones, Frank Stella).
He is a journalist with decades of experiences covering political campaigns, murder trials and the biggest stories of our times including September 11th and the Boston Marathon Bombings. He discusses the changing media landscape, communication skills and current events.
Jared has won four New England Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for his arts reporting and is a recipient of the Commonwealth Award, recognizing achievement in the arts, humanities and sciences. He began his career at Dateline NBC in New York, is a graduate of Emerson College and holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.