Columnist

Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

Latest stories

Kevin Cullen

Josh Gordon’s biggest impact might come off the field

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If Gordon can stay sober this time around, he will provide real inspiration to those who can relate, especially to his suffering and his struggle.

Kevin Cullen

Jeffrey Epstein and ‘Whitey’ Bulger: A tale of two sociopaths

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At first glance, Jeffrey Epstein and Whitey Bulger appear to have nothing in common. But superficial religious, ethnic, geographical, and vocational differences cloak striking parallels.

Kevin Cullen

The US military is run by guys from Boston

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The soon-to-be former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is from Quincy. He’ll be succeeded by a guy from Winchester. That guy was replaced in his Army post by another Quincy kid.

Kevin Cullen

The nice lady from Beacon Hill and the Southie housewife

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Before you think Marty Walsh is politically vulnerable after two of his aides were convicted of public corruption, remember this tale.