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Edward Fitzpatrick

Reporter, Globe Rhode Island


Edward Fitzpatrick is a Rhode Island-based reporter for the Boston Globe, where he writes about state government and Rhode Island politics. He has won numerous awards from the Rhode Island Press Association for a wide range of stories, from spot news to education coverage to business features and profiles, and received special recognition in 2022 for his innovative and insightful coverage of state and local elections. As the host of the weekly Rhode Island Report podcast, he has interviewed local luminaries, national and state politicians, and other newsmakers. He’s a familiar face at local political debates, where he frequently serves as moderator, and he co-hosts and moderates live events for the Globe as part of “Rhode Island Report Live.” Before coming to the Globe in 2019, he was the director of media and public relations for Roger Williams University. Prior to that, he worked for 16 years at the Providence Journal, including eight years as the political columnist and five years as the courts reporter. He has also worked as a reporter at the Hartford Courant, the Albany Times Union, and was the city editor at the Saratogian. He is a board member of the New England First Amendment Coalition and a former board member of Common cause Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in magazine journalism and political science.