Emily Rooney (born January 17, 1950) is an American journalist, TV talk show and radio host and former news producer. She is currently host of the weekly program Beat the Press on WGBH-TV. From 1997 to 2014, she was also the host and executive editor of Greater Boston, which was also later rebroadcast on the Boston-based WGBH radio station. She also hosted the Emily Rooney Show on WGBH radio. WGBH announced on May 29, 2014 that Emily Rooney would be stepping down from her host position on the Greater Boston TV show, which she created, to become a special correspondent for the program. (She has remained in her role as moderator on Beat the Press.) Rooney had been with the program since 1997. Her final Greater Boston show as its host was Thursday, December 18, 2014, after 18 years.