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.

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Kevin Cullen

Billy DeVincenzi takes another wrong turn

By , Globe Columnist

A cold case from 1990 catches up with East Boston’s “Baby Driver.”

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A desperate mayor desperately wants help

By , Globe Staff

The heroin problem, worsened by fentanyl, is bigger than any struggling city, any state. Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is desperate enough to think big.

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Sometimes, there is crying in baseball

By , Globe Columnist

NYPD officers were at Fenway Park only days after losing one of their own. They were overwhelmed by the response — from everyone.

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The taking of Francisco Rodriguez

By , Globe Staff

Our great country is throwing out the good hombres like Rodriguez because they’re much easier to get than the bad hombres.