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.
A group song inspired by the Boston Marathon bombings now contains about 90 voices, including two choirs.
BOSTON — A finish line medical tent nurse who helped treat Krystle Campbell, one of the Boston Marathon bombing fatalities, recalls that experience and the personal connection he felt to her.
BOSTON — WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with a trauma counselor who’s treating Boston Marathon bombing victims with psychological injuries.
BOSTON — Many Boston Marathon bombing victims weren’t physically injured in the attack, but they do have psychological wounds that linger a year later. Each week, some of them meet in a support group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
BOSTON — Two doctors who helped bombing victims at the Boston Marathon finish line describe how that experience changed them personally and professionally.
BOSTON — The 2014 Boston Marathon will be the final one for Dick and Rick Hoyt, who’ve competed in the event since 1981. This year they are racing for the victims of last year’s bombing.
BOSTON — City officials are offering free counseling services as the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings gets closer.
WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with actress Kate Burton — from the hit TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” — about her role in the Huntington Theatre’s current production.
BOSTON — A legislative deadline is approaching in Massachusetts for the push to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
“We definitely want to make sure that she’s living up to that statement,” state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez says of the state medical marijuana program director’s assertion that she’s “confident in the strength and integrity” of the dispensary licensing process.