Columnist

Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

Latest stories

Kevin Cullen

Amy Palmer’s path to the streets — and back

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Heroin ruined Amy’s life. It left her homeless. Now, with the help of some dedicated people, she’s clean and has a place to call her own.

Kevin Cullen

Winthrop House dean isn’t first Harvard guy to represent a horrid client — just ask John Adams

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What if Harvard students in 1770 reacted to John Adams the way some Harvard students want law professor Ronald Sullivan expelled from Winthrop House for defending Harvey Weinstein?

Kevin Cullen

A dead Navy veteran’s family could not be found, so the Ursuline girls stepped up

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When Donald Benson died at the Brockton VA hospital, they couldn’t find his family. Students at Ursuline Academy were there for his funeral Mass.

KEVIN CULLEN

This time, Michelle Carter sheds no tears as she hears her fate

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Michelle Carter displayed what seemed like sad resignation in court Monday afternoon.