Digital Journalist

John R. Ellement

John R. Ellement is an on-line journalist with 30 years of experience covering breaking news and who continues to report on criminal justice issues in Massachusetts, his primary area of expertise at He was part of the Globe’s coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 2014. He has worked as the Globe’s primary state court reporter and covered the Boston police in the 1990s.

He frequently writes the Home Of The Week feature for the Globe’s Address section and He is a graduate of Northeastern University and has taught journalism courses at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Latest stories

A wandering coyote carrying a cat in its mouth was spotted in Newton

By , Globe Staff

A Newton woman posted a photo of a coyote she spotted to warn her neighbors about the dangers of the wild animals.

Body found in Fort Point Channel

By , Globe Staff

Boston firefighters recovered the person’s body and Boston police are now investigating the death.

Brandeis to review safety protocols in wake of lockdown

By and , Globe Staff

The move comes after two men, one of them armed with a handgun, menaced three students in their dormitory room, an act that triggered a campus-wide lockdown.

Amesbury police locate ‘aggressive pit bull’ that attacked officer

By Lucas Phillips and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

The dog had caused a shelter-in-place warning for residents in the Whitehall Lake neighborhood.