Jonathan Saltzman

Jonathan Saltzman has worked at the Boston Globe since 2002 and currently covers biotechnology and the life sciences. He previously covered the federal and state courts and then spent six years on the Spotlight Team. He was part of a team that won a George Polk Award in 2012 for a series on the state’s unusually high rate of acquittal at bench trials for drunk driving. He was also a runner-up for other awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, for a series of stories about dangerous off-campus housing for college students in Boston. Saltzman, a graduate of Brooklyn College, has worked at the Providence Journal, USA Today, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and the Poughkeepsie Journal. He also co-hosted a daily magazine show for the NPR station in Rhode Island. He lives in Providence.

Latest stories

Vertex gets approval to treat toddlers with cystic fibrosis drug

By , Globe Staff

The FDA will allow Orkambi for children ages 2 to 5.

Musician-scientist Manny Simons and Akouos seek way to treat a gene-based hearing loss

By , Globe Staff

The Boston startup Akouos is trying to develop the first gene therapy to treat hearing loss — in particular, a form of deafness caused by mutations in a single gene.

Boston Scientific buying California device maker

By , Globe Staff

Deal could be worth as much as $270 million.

Work Space

This CEO doesn’t like to be cornered

By , Globe Staff

David Schenkein’s office at Agios Pharmaceuticals reflects his life story and vision.