Best Reporter in Boston


Joe Battenfield

The Herald‘s Joe Battenfield, for embarrassing Peter Blute over a boat trip, Jane Swift over a helicopter ride, and Dusty Rhodes over a drunk-driving arrest…Read More

1999 Best Reporter, Print

Cosmo Macer Jr., Boston Herald

An old-fashioned newshound with a tattoo of two Colt 45s on his forearm and a penchant for chewing tobacco in the newsroom, Macero has been at the forefront of just…Read More

1997 Best Reporter, New

Kate Zernike

Boston Globe reporter. She is putting some tabloid zip into the old broadsheet—no mean feat, considering her main turf is the normally staid education beat…Read More

1995 Best Reporter, Cops

Sean Flynn

His crime coverage at the Herald is gutsier than the rest…Read More

1994 Best Reporter, Business

Stephen Kurkijan

Stephen Kurkijan’s reporting on financial genius Mark Ferber and his interconnection business arrangements in the netherworld of bonds…Read More

1994 Best Reporter

Charles Sennott

Charles Sennott arrived in town from the New York Daily News and, after less than a year at the Globe, has the reputation of a real rock and roller when…Read More

1989 Best Reporter, Radio and TV

Dan Rea, Channel 4

Yes, his interview with Dan Quayle was a paradigm of powder-puffery. No matter. He’s still one of the few TV reporters who break stores instead of eating newspaper smoke…Read More

1989 Best Reporter, Political, Television

David Boeri, Channel 2

“He didn’t let go of 75 State Street until he heard bone crunch,” said one admiring panelist…Read More

1989 Best Reporter, Print

Michelle Caruso, Boston Herald

Inheritor of Brian Mooney’s mantle as the town’s most tenacious investigator, Caruso was the first to begin unraveling the Mary Beth Lenane story, and was all alone on the poisoning…Read More

1988 Best Reporter, Business

The Globe’s Peter Gosselin

Whether he’s pointing to First Commodities Corportation or First Securities, Gosselin is in the habit of putting out the first word on local commercial improprieties…Read More

1987 Best Reporter, Business

Peter Gosselin, Boston Globe

For blowing the whistle on the vipers’ nest of commodities traders at First Commodities Corporation, not to mention his anatomy of the L’Ambiance Plaza disaster, the worst construction accident in…Read More

1986 Best Reporter, Print

Gerald O’Neill, Boston Globe

He’s back as head of the Spotlight Team, where he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972. His touch was evident in the malpractice series—Spotlight’s best in years…Read More

1986 Best Reporter, Sports

Will McDonough, Boston Globe

For his coverage of sports as business, in which his contacts give him the edge over everybody in reporting on such events as the Red Sox ownership squabbles, the recasting…Read More

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