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.
He is the author of the e-book Bulger on Trial: Boston’s Most Notorious Gangster and The Pursuit of Justice published in November 2013.
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 three 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”.
His 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. After fighting a legal battle to obtain a police videotape of the alleged confession, Boeri aired the interrogation that led to the judge’s decision and the criminal charges to be dropped.
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 — Lawyers for former probation boss John O’Brien asked Judge Dennis Saylor to step aside because they plan to call a former legal partner of the judge as a witness.
BOSTON — The blowup caps weeks of argument by defense attorneys questioning whether Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV can command public confidence in his impartiality regarding the coming corruption trial of former Probation Commissioner John O’Brien and two other defendants.
Chet Curtis, a nightly news anchor for five decades in Boston, passed away late Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74 years old.
Questions still remain in Ibragim Todashev’s shooting — from the FBI’s use of deadly force to changing descriptions of Todashev’s alleged weapon.
BOSTON — In May 2013 a FBI agent fatally shot Ibragim Todashev during an interrogation at his Orlando home. The FBI said Todashev had attacked its agent, but the circumstances are still a mystery. A WBUR investigation provides new details and raises new questions about the interrogation that turned deadly.
BOSTON — The Bulger trial was “searingly painful” for the family of Bulger’s victims, but it was a disappointment for anyone who wanted the full truth about the relationship between Bulger and the FBI.
A quick scan of Richard Goodwin’s home office reveals photos of him with JFK, RFK, LBJ, Jackie Kennedy and Fidel Castro.
In memoriam of John F. Kennedy and Sir Denis Hamilton.
What is it in the end that still draws us? John F. Kennedy seems more like a dream drifting across the ages than a figure of history.
BOSTON — James Whitey Bulger will soon be moved to his new permanent home, the 84-year-old Boston crime boss has been housed at the Plymouth County jail for the past two and a half years. Now, he’ll go to a federal prison for the rest of his life.