Radio reporter, writer, and former long-time television reporter at WCVB’s News Center Five, David Boeri is the 2012 winner of the National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, the New England Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, the New England Associated Press award for hard news reporting, and a winner of the ACLU “Defender of Freedom” award for his work at WBUR.
His recent reporting has focused on legal and criminal issues, including the case of a murder confession coerced from a sixteen-year old Worcester girl, Nga Truong, who spent almost three years in jail awaiting trial before a judge threw the confession out and the charges against her were dropped.
Over his career, Boeri has won twenty-five national, regional and local awards for his reporting on organized crime, legal issues, the environment, politics and corruption. His two decades of investigative reporting on the FBI and its corrupt relationship with James Whitey Bulger have won national recognition. “David Boeri lived up to the expectation of the news media as a fervent watchdog over government” wrote the Society of Professional Journalists. He has been named “Boston’s Best Political Reporter’ and “Boston’s Best Reporter”.
Earlier in his career as a writer, Boeri spent several years living with Eskimo hunters in Northwestern Alaska. People of the Ice Whale (E.P. Dutton; Harcourt, Brace) chronicled an endangered culture’s hunt for an endangered whale. His first book followed several years working as a commercial fisherman in Boston. He co-authored “Tell it Good-bye Kiddo”: The Decline of the New England Offshore Fishery.
BOSTON — Nga Truong filed a suit against the city after spending three years in prison awaiting trial on charges brought on the basis of a confession a judge later said was coerced.
BOSTON — When asked what his basis would be for the existence of an immunity agreement if Bulger was not an informant, Carney said they would present the answer when the trial starts in June.
BOSTON — Publicly, local democrats are reacting calmly to the news Republican Scott Brown will not try to rejoin the U.S. Senate in the state’s special election this June.
BOSTON — Authorities had accused the Motel Caswell’s owner of not doing enough to prevent drug crimes from happening there.
BOSTON — Facing widespread criticism and calls for her removal from office, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz spoke briefly and dramatically for the first time on Thursday about the federal case against Aaron Swartz.
BOSTON — Retired federal judge Nancy Gertner says the case against Aaron Swartz warrants a closer look at U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s entire record.
BOSTON — U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and her office have become the target for criticism and anger over their prosecution of the late computer activist.
BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense team is seeking to have Judge Richard Stearns removed.
BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense is seeking to have Judge Richard Stearns removed.
BOSTON — As 2012 comes to an end, longtime Boston fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger remains where he has been all year long: confined in the Plymouth County Correctional Center, awaiting federal trial on murder and racketeering charges.