Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.

Latest stories

Here’s how Boston investigators uncovered what’s being called the biggest college bribery scam in history

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Officials in Boston got a tantalizing tip — a Yale University women’s soccer coach had asked a financial executive for a bribe to help get his daughter admitted into the elite school.

Parents stopped at nothing to get their kids in ‘side door’

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A 200-page affidavit lays out the lengths to which uber-wealthy parents allegedly went to help their children get admitted to schools including Yale, Georgetown, and Stanford universities.


An office focused on what’s missing

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Gardner Museum security director Anthony Amore finds inspiration to keep looking for stolen masterpieces.

Family seeks justice for man killed at American Legion post

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Christopher McCallum was was fatally injured trying to break up a fight outside an American Legion post in Quincy in January. Five weeks later, there have been no arrests.