Sacha Pfeiffer is a senior reporter and host of WBUR’s All Things Considered, as well as a fill-in host on the nationally syndicated Here & Now. She was previously host of Radio Boston, the station’s weekday show highlighting interesting people, places and issues in Boston and beyond.
Pfeiffer joined WBUR in 2008 after more than a decade as a reporter for the Boston Globe, where she was on the Spotlight investigative team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its stories on sex abuse in the Catholic church. At WBUR, she initially covered health, science, medicine and the environment, and she has received numerous honors from the Associated Press and the Radio and Television News Directors Association, as well as a national Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast reporting.
Pfeiffer got her start in journalism at the Dedham Times, a weekly newspaper south of Boston. She then moved to the Globe and, during her years on the Spotlight Team, produced series on financial abuses by private foundations, George W. Bush’s military service, shoddy home construction, and the Catholic church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse. The latter series also won a George Polk Award for National Reporting, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, and Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, among other honors. At the Globe, she also covered legal affairs, the state court system and the nonprofit sector.
From 2004-2005, Pfeiffer was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where she studied at Stanford Law School. She is a co-author of Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church and has been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s College of Communication. She has an undergraduate degree in English and history, magna cum laude, and a master’s degree in education, both from Boston University. She is also an English-as-a-second-language teacher.
Three young adults from Newton discuss the stresses of being a teenager today and how their community is coping in the wake of three student suicides this school year.
Boston is planning a gun buyback program to try to reduce violent crime — but do buybacks actually work?
A status hearing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev established a critical piece of information: his trial date.
A court ruling in Maine involving who has access to private beachfront property could have implications all along the East Coast.
We’re joined in-studio by Los Rumberos de Boston, three young men from Mexico who found each other while studying at Berklee College of Music. They share the songs and story behind their unique brand of rumba-pop.
After the third death of a Newton student this school year, parents are gathering at Newton South High School to discuss teen suicide.
A new book makes the argument that we need to look at the current food environment with suspicion and distrust.
The Boston Fed is administering $1.8 million in grants to six distressed Massachusetts cities: Chelsea, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Lawrence, Salem and Somerville.
BOSTON — WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer has a sit-down conversation at Boston City Hall with two of Mayor Marty Walsh’s top Cabinet members.
BOSTON — Caitlin Cahow, an openly gay ex-Olympian and Boston College law student, is an official U.S. delegate at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.