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

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Robert Massie’s communications director departs, citing ‘finance’ issues

By , Globe Staff

“She’s a very strong person,’’ the gubernatorial candidate said. Of her work, he added, “She’s very demanding.”

Congressional Black Caucus backs Michael Capuano

By , Globe Staff

The black caucus’s political arm said it based its decision on the congressman’s 20-year record as a “strong committed partner.”

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Senate candidate Kingston cuts staff pay

By , Globe Staff

Immediately after the state GOP convention, John Kingston began cutting his field staff’s salaries — a move that prompted four of the five people in those positions to quit.

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Scott Lively says he has enough signatures to get on the GOP ballot

By , Globe Staff

Scott Lively is challenging Governor Charlie Baker in the GOP primary on Sept. 4. The secretary of state’s office won’t have final numbers until June 5.