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

Husband of Rep. Pressley benefited from Rollins’s new approach to traffic violations

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

The new district attorney’s policy of not prosecuting certain traffic violations helped Conan Harris avoid an arraignment for driving without a valid license.

Stopping injustice or putting the public at risk? Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins’s tactics spur pushback

By and , Globe Staff

Rollins promised to stop prosecuting “low-level” nonviolent offenses, but critics say she may be letting dangerous criminals off the hook.

Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig returns to Mass. to go to halfway house

By and , Globe Staff

Greig’s plane arrived at Logan International Airport shortly before 9:14 a.m. She flew on a JetBlue flight.

The feds are looking into the sale of the Harvard fencing coach’s house

By and , Globe Staff

A federal grand jury is investigating the Harvard fencing coach’s sale of his Needham house to a wealthy Maryland businessman whose teenage son was eyeing admission to the prestigious university.