State House Bureau Chief

Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist, having covered Massachusetts politics and state government for the Boston Globe since 1987. He has been at the center of most every major political story, campaign, and scandal in the last nearly four decades. He has written extensively about the careers of the state’s leading political figures, including John F. Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, William F. Weld, Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. He has served as the chief of the Globe’s State House bureau since 1991.

He began his career at the Lowell Sun 48 years ago where he spent a decade covering city politics and working as an investigative reporter. He has also worked as a political reporter for the Boston Herald and the Boston Herald American.

Latest stories

Superdelegate proposal could help Baker

By , Globe Staff

The prospect set off some angry words from the camp of one of the US Senate candidates.

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Marty Meehan may have regrets — more than 4 million of them.

By , Globe Staff

Just a year ago, Meehan, trying to shed his image as a politician, washed his hands of his bulging $4.35 million campaign account.

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Baker boosters raise big bucks in Bay State

By , Globe Staff

The RGA was a major funder of Baker’s 2014 victory, spending about $11 million in a race he narrowly won.

Ellen Murphy Meehan, former wife of Marty Meehan, is thinking of running for Tsongas seat

By , Globe Staff

Ellen Murphy Meehan said Wednesday she is taking a strong look at running for the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by Niki Tsongas.