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Bob Hohler



Bob Hohler is a sports investigative and enterprise reporter. He has served in the position since 2004, producing high-impact and award-winning coverage of athletes who have been harmed. His work has contributed to the imprisonment or resignations of numerous coaches for alleged abuses. His investigation of the substandard athletic program in the Boston Public Schools spurred a $25 million investment in the system. Hohler twice served on the Globe’s Spotlight Team, first to document corruption in Boston’s taxi industry, then to expose the football industry’s role in the life of Patriots star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez. Hohler also contributed to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. He previously served as the Globe’s Red Sox beat writer, from 2000 to 2004, and chronicled the franchise’s first World Series championship season in 86 years. From 1993 to 2000, Hohler was assigned to the Globe’s Washington bureau, where he covered government and politics, including President Clinton’s impeachment trial. He previously served as a news reporter in Boston. He joined the Globe in 1987 as a regional reporter, based in New Hampshire. The Globe supported his legal defense when he was convicted of criminal contempt in 1987 after he refused to testify in the murder trial of a defendant he had interviewed as a reporter for the Concord Monitor. He also covered the Challenger space shuttle disaster for the Monitor and authored “I Touch the Future: The Story of Christa McAuliffe.” He began his journalism career at the Monadnock Ledger in Peterborough, N.H. A Boston native, Hohler spent nearly a decade driving a taxi in the city while he studied part-time at Suffolk University to earn a journalism degree. He lives in Quincy.