staff reporter, Spotlight Team, Boston Globe
Pfeiffer was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Boston University, where she earned a degree in liberal studies with a double major in English and history. She got her first reporting job in 1994 at the Dedham (Massachusetts) Times before joining the Boston Globe in 1995, where she has worked as a reporter since. She’s been a general assignment reporter, covered state courts and currently works for the newspaper’s investigative unit, called the Spotlight Team. That four-reporter team uncovered the priest sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, which won many awards, including the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award for National Reporting and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She was a contributor to a book published by the Globe’s investigative team about the scandal called “Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church.”
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