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Emma Platoff

Politics Reporter


Emma Platoff is a politics reporter at the Globe, where she started in 2021. She has covered Beacon Hill, Boston City Hall, and the ever-evolving relationship between them, as well as national stories from New Hampshire, Texas, Iowa, and across the midwest. At the Globe, Platoff has focused on representation and redistricting, State House accountability, chaos on the Boston City Council, and the historic rise and tenure of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. She has more than six years of experience covering politics and government at the local, state, and national levels.

Previously, Platoff spent four years at the Texas Tribune in Austin, reporting enterprise stories about politics, justice, and COVID-19. Her work included coverage of pay-to-play in Texas judicial elections, the numerous scandals surrounding Attorney General Ken Paxton, and the story of a tequila billionaire who effectively bought himself a law at the Texas Capitol. She was part of the Tribune team that won four national Edward R. Murrow awards for its coverage of family separations at the Texas-Mexico border.

A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Platoff is a graduate of Yale and a former managing editor of the Yale Daily News.

Reach her via email at emma.platoff@globe.com and follow her on Twitter @emmaplatoff