Jim McBride is the Bruins beat reporter and writer for The Boston Globe. He joined the Globe sports department in 1988 and served as an editorial assistant and high school correspondent, writing game stories and features on everything from field hockey to football. Following a 20-plus year run as a copy editor, he slid back to the reporting side, taking the Patriots beat job in 2015. During eight seasons in that role, he covered four Super Bowls, including a pair of Patriots victories. He also won an Associated Press Sports Editors award for breaking news coverage. A Malden native and Suffolk University graduate, he also covered high school sports for the Malden Evening News. He also served as a general assignment sports reporter at the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where he covered a variety of preps as well as NASCAR and Indy Car races at New Hampshire International Speedway.