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

Amid lawsuits, Bayer mounts campaign to defend weedkiller

By , Globe Staff

CAMBRIDGE — Forget the three juries that delivered staggering multimillion-dollar verdicts to people who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer.

Report: Colleges aren’t doing enough to prepare students for Mass. life-sciences jobs

By , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation says job growth is far outstripping the number of qualified candidates for positions.

Ex-Red Sox Bobby Jenks, in sharing struggle with painkiller addiction, warns against concurrent surgeries

By , Globe Staff

The former pitcher said in a first-person piece that a surgery gone awry deepened his addiction and resulted in a $5.1 million settlement from MGH.

Baker marks opening of Lexington gene therapy plant

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker marked the opening of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s $93 million gene therapy manufacturing plant, saying he has “very close friends” who have been devastated by a disease for which the facility hopes to make a yet-to-be approved drug.