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Brendan McCarthy

Deputy Projects Editor


Brendan McCarthy is deputy projects editor and oversees the Globe’s quick strike investigative team. He came to the Globe in 2018. Previously, he was founding editor of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom that specialized in audio and multiplatform investigations. He led projects that won a Peabody award, several IRE awards, and national and regional Edward R. Murrow honors. As a reporter, McCarthy covered crime in corruption in New Orleans for The Times-Picayune. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and received Columbia University’s Mike Berger award in 2009 for an eight-part narrative about an unsolved murder. He was part of a team that won a George Polk award for uncovering police abuses. He has also worked at the Chicago Tribune and WWL-TV in New Orleans. A proud native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, McCarthy graduated from Emerson College.