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 — John Martorano described one murder after another Monday.
BOSTON — On Thursday, retired state police Col. Tom Foley testified that he was blocked by the FBI when he tried to investigate Bulger.
BOSTON — What prosecutors told jurors in their opening statement at the trial of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger Thursday likely came as no surprise. But what the defense told them certainly did.
BOSTON — Almost two years after his capture, reputed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger will stand before a federal jury Wednesday as opening statements begin.
BOSTON — With the Bulger trial getting going, we look at some of the main players from the law enforcement world.
BOSTON — Bulger’s lawyers say the alleged mobster is looking forward to the trial, as he’s had little else to occupy his attention in the two years since his arrest.
BOSTON — We review some of the people who worked most closely with Bulger and explain the roles they played.
BOSTON — A judge will hold a final pretrial conference on Monday before jury selection begins Tuesday for the trial of the reputed Boston mob boss.
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.