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

Parents charged in college admissions scandal lose bid for new judge

By , Globe Staff

Attorneys representing a dozen parents had accused prosecutors of evading the court’s system of randomly assigning criminal cases.

Parents charged in admissions scandal seek new judge

By , Globe Staff

The lawyers accused prosecutors of “judge shopping” when they added 16 parents to an existing wire fraud indictment against a Canadian parent accused in the cheating scandal.

Lori Loughlin, 15 others indicted on new charges in college admissions scandal

By and , Globe Staff

Hollywood star Lori Loughlin and 15 other defendants were indicted on new charges Tuesday in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that exploded into the headlines last month.

Felicity Huffman among 13 parents to plead guilty in admissions scandal

By and , Globe Staff

The Hollywood actress is the biggest name to agree to a plea deal in “Operation Varsity Blues,” according to a document filed Monday in federal court in Boston.