Laura Crimaldi is an investigative reporter who joined the Globe newsroom in 2012. In 2021, she shared a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for the Globe series, "Blind Spot,” which exposed failures by state governments to share information about dangerous drivers and lax federal oversight of the trucking industry.
A graduate of Smith College, Crimaldi has been covering news in New England since 2001. She has reported on the criminal justice system, transportation, housing, politics, and human services and worked as a news and business producer for Boston.com.
At the Globe, Crimaldi has worked on the metro desk and “quick strike” investigative team.
In 2009, the New England Associated Press News Executives Association recognized Crimaldi’s coverage of the foreclosure crisis with the Sevellon Brown Public Service Award. She was also a finalist for a Livingston Award, which recognizes journalists age 35 and younger. She is no longer 35.
Crimaldi is a former director for the New England First Amendment Coalition. A writing teacher in Milford, Mass., introduced her to journalism by putting her on the staff of the school newspaper, The Woodland Word. Her professional career began at her hometown newspaper, The Milford Daily News.
Crimaldi lives outside Boston with her husband, a photojournalist, and their son.