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Brian MacQuarrie



Brian MacQuarrie is an enterprise reporter for The Boston Globe. He joined the newsroom in 1987 from The Philadelphia Inquirer and has covered a broad range of important stories for the Globe, including the Boston Marathon bombings, Hurricane Katrina, the Sept. 11 attacks, the hunt for al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and as an embedded front-line reporter during the US invasion of Iraq. MacQuarrie has served as the paper’s roving National reporter, as a State House reporter, and spent much of 2012 covering President Obama’s reelection campaign. He has returned to Iraq and Afghanistan several times, and in 2022 reported from Ukraine in the early months of the Russian invasion. MacQuarrie also travels extensively in New England, where he writes a wide variety of features and breaking news, and searches for often-forgotten tales of historical interest in Boston and beyond. MacQuarrie contributed to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Marathon bombings and has been honored by the National Headliner Awards and the New England Newspaper & Press Association. Prior to The Philadelphia Inquirer, he worked at The Providence Journal, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and The Middlesex News. MacQuarrie graduated with honors from both Colby College and the University of Missouri.