Seth Rolbein began his career as a journalist on Cape Cod in the 1970s. He then joined WGBH-TV in Boston as a writer, reporter and documentary filmmaker, also writing for many regional and national publications, including The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. His magazine and book-length fiction and non-fiction has spanned many topics (and continents), and his documentaries on National Public Television have won multiple national awards. Throughout, the Cape has been his home; he became editor-in-chief of the region’s weekly newspaper chain before starting The Cape Cod Voice. He then served for six years as chief of staff and senior adviser for Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf, translating a journalist’s perspective into public policy initiatives. Seth then joined the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance as head of the Fisheries Trust and Senior Policy Adviser. He works with community members, state and federal officials, and like-minded organizations. “Connecting the dots” as he likes to say, bringing people together, understanding how decisions are made, who has a say, and who benefits, are his main interests.
Nov 7, 2022