Fred Wasser

Fred Wasser is a freelance arts and culture journalist, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

As a journalist Fred enjoys blending arts, entertainment, and cultural history - especially in ways that explore how people express themselves creatively.

For many years, Fred was on the Washington, DC staff of NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition/Sunday, and Weekend All Things Considered  where he produced features and interviews on a wide range of topics. He’s now an independent broadcast and print arts & culture journalist based in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina.

On the weekend, Fred hosts Breathing Room — a radio program of popular standards and jazz. A listener to the program is likely to hear Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mercer, Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall. They're among his favorites.