Shelley Murphy

Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases, and breaking news. She graduated from Northeastern University. She 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.”

Latest stories

Proud host Hopkinton prepares for Marathon like no other

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

People in Hopkinton know that this year’s race will be different, yet the town is determined to preserve its traditions.

A year later, MIT keeps Sean Collier’s memory alive

By Shelley Murphy , Globe staff

The university is finishing plans for a permanent memorial in the fallen police officer’s honor.

Bulger planned to ask for ‘break’ for girlfriend

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

In lengthy letters, “Whitey” Bulger portrayed himself as a gangster with values and standards who has been demonized by the media.

Bulger backs a convict’s attempt for freedom

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

A man who has spent more than 32 years in prison for murder has found an unlikely ally: James “Whitey” Bulger.