Amanda Milkovits is Rhode Island-based reporter for the Boston Globe, where she focuses on crime and investigative stories, along with side trips into quirky feature stories about unusual places and interesting people. Her 2022 investigation into teacher and coach misconduct in North Kingstown, R.I., including her reporting on a coach who “fat-tested” high school boys and a group of middle schoolers who held their abusive teacher accountable, led to deep reforms in the school system there. She joined the Globe in 2019, after nearly 19 years as an award-winning crime reporter for The Providence Journal. Her journalism roots go back to New Hampshire, where she was a reporter for Foster’s Daily Democrat, The Keene Sentinel, and The Peterborough Transcript. Amanda has been recognized for her investigations into patterns of violent gun crimes, sex trafficking in Rhode Island, and high-profile public figures accused of sexual abuse and how institutions failed to stop them. Amanda has been a fellow at the National Press Foundation for “Reporting on Criminal Justice in the Age of George Floyd” at Loyola Law School’s Journalist Law School, The Poynter Institute for “A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Jails,” and the McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute at the University of North Carolina, for “Reporting Sex Trafficking.” Amanda earned the “Journalist of the Year” award from the New England Press Association and has also received top awards for her journalism from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, Rhode Island for Community and Justice, and the press associations in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Amanda is a board member of the New England First Amendment Coalition, a guest speaker for law enforcement classes on working with the media, and a frequent guest on The Public’s Radio and on Rhode Island PBS’ political roundtable show “Lively Experiment.” She graduated from Keene State College and Rivier University.