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.
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.
BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger put up no fight at his sentencing, opting not to speak himself.
BOSTON — Convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger will be sentenced this week in federal court in Boston. Though there is little suspense surrounding how much time he will likely receive, there is sure to be plenty of drama.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosecutor William McCauley cited “a well-known and publicly documented history of antagonism” between himself and the judge.
David Boeri says as we mourn those who died on 9/11, we should reflect too on the loss of rights we have experienced in the past 12 years.
BOSTON — The city says her lawyer took too long to prove her confession that she killed her son was coerced, a charge other lawyers say is unprecedented.
BOSTON — After more than a month of testimony and 32 hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger found him guilty in all but one of the criminal charges against him.