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

In prison letters, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger writes of determination to stay alive

By , Globe Staff

A batch of Bulger’s prison letters, made available to the Globe, offer fresh insight into Bulger’s state of mind — by turns, wry, emotional, and bitter — as he neared the end.

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions case

By and , Globe Staff

The tearful actress admitted her guilt in court in Boston on Monday. A prosecutor asked the judge to sentence Huffman to four months in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Parents charged in college admissions scandal lose bid for new judge

By , Globe Staff

Attorneys representing a dozen parents had accused prosecutors of evading the court’s system of randomly assigning criminal cases.

Parents charged in admissions scandal seek new judge

By , Globe Staff

The lawyers accused prosecutors of “judge shopping” when they added 16 parents to an existing wire fraud indictment against a Canadian parent accused in the cheating scandal.