Best of Boston

BEST Reporter

2001 BEST Reporter, Transportation

Joe Battenfield

The Herald’s Joe Battenfield, for embarrassing Peter Blute over a boat trip, Jane Swift over a helicopter ride, and Dusty Rhodes over a drunk-driving arrest. read more »

1999 BEST Reporter, Print

Cosmo Macer Jr., Boston Herald

An old-fashioned newshound with a tattoo of two Colt 45s on his forearm and a penchant for chewing tobacco in the newsroom, Macero has been at the forefront of just about every major sports-business story in town. He spent weeks… read more »

1997 BEST Reporter, New

Kate Zernike

Boston Globe reporter. She is putting some tabloid zip into the old broadsheet—no mean feat, considering her main turf is the normally staid education beat. read more »

1995 BEST Reporter, Cops

Sean Flynn

His crime coverage at the Herald is gutsier than the rest. read more »

1994 BEST Reporter, Business

Stephen Kurkijan

Stephen Kurkijan’s reporting on financial genius Mark Ferber and his interconnection business arrangements in the netherworld of bonds. read more »

1994 BEST Reporter

Charles Sennott

Charles Sennott arrived in town from the New York Daily News and, after less than a year at the Globe, has the reputation of a real rock and roller when it comes to breaking big stories. read more »

1994 BEST Reporter, Sports

A tie between the Herald‘s Karen Guregian and the Globe‘s Jackie MacMullan

Two women who have excelled in a world once dominated by legions of cynical and sarcastic men. read more »

1989 BEST Reporter, Radio and TV

Dan Rea, Channel 4

Yes, his interview with Dan Quayle was a paradigm of powder-puffery. No matter. He’s still one of the few TV reporters who break stores instead of eating newspaper smoke. read more »

1989 BEST Reporter, Political, Print

Thomas Oliphant, Boston Globe

“For being able to stay two steps ahead of the pack—while having one foot in the tank,” said one panelist. read more »

1989 BEST Reporter, Political, Television

David Boeri, Channel 2

“He didn’t let go of 75 State Street until he heard bone crunch,” said one admiring panelist. read more »