State House Bureau Chief

Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist, having covered Massachusetts politics and state government for the Boston Globe since 1987. He has been at the center of most every major political story, campaign, and scandal in the last nearly four decades. He has written extensively about the careers of the state’s leading political figures, including John F. Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, William F. Weld, Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. He has served as the chief of the Globe’s State House bureau since 1991.

He began his career at the Lowell Sun 48 years ago where he spent a decade covering city politics and working as an investigative reporter. He has also worked as a political reporter for the Boston Herald and the Boston Herald American.

Latest stories

Jack E. Robinson, frequent GOP candidate, found dead in Duxbury

By , Globe Staff

Jack E. Robinson III was known for persistent and often colorful quests for major elective offices that frequently created distress for Massachusetts Republicans.

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Here’s where Elizabeth Warren’s GOP challengers stand on Roy Moore

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A host of other party leaders are now calling for Roy Moore to be barred from the Senate if he’s elected.

One way to avoid Boston real estate? Run for Congress in Lowell

By , Globe Staff

If history is any guide, this will not work out well — but that hasn’t stopped a slew of Democrats with varying levels of roots in the district from such attempts.

Attorneys, Governor’s Council in spat over controversial bench nominee

By , Globe Staff

The Joint Bar Committee rarely turns down judicial candidates. But last week it rejected the nomination of a Gloucester trial attorney.