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

Prosecutors seek a 1-month jail sentence for Felicity Huffman

By and , Globe Staff

Huffman pleaded guilty in May to fraud charges for paying $15,000 to a college counselor who arranged to have someone proctor her daughter’s SAT exam in 2017 and correct her answers afterward.

Judge at center of Straight Pride drama viewed as tough jurist with a well-known name

By Gal Tziperman Lotan, and , Globe Staff

Judge Richard Sinnott, the son of the city’s last licensing division chief, is heralded by some as looking out for victims. Others see his actions as an abuse of power.

Nathan Carman’s insurance trial comes to a close

By , Globe Staff

In two days of testimony in federal court, Carman, 25, said the 31-foot Chicken Pox sank so fast in September 2016 that he never caught a glimpse of his mother as she disappeared into the sea.

Housing agency didn’t warn families when placing them in shelters with sex offenders, audit finds

By , Globe Staff

For two years the Department of Housing and Community Development didn’t routinely check the Sex Offender Registry Board’s database before making emergency housing placements.