Rachelle G. Cohen first joined the Globe Editorial Board as a contributing editorial writer and columnist in April 2018 after serving for more than three decades as editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Boston Herald. She has reported from seven national political conventions, five presidential inaugurations as well as foreign assignments in Nicaragua, the Balkans, Russia and the Middle East.
Prior to joining the Herald she worked for the Associated Press, including a stint as head of the AP’s Massachusetts State House Bureau, and for the Lowell Sun. She also taught journalism as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University for five years. Cohen has lectured internationally on government transparency, free press and the interdependence of an independent judiciary and a free press in Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Macedonia and is a frequent lecturer on those topics to international delegations visiting Boston under the auspices of the U.S. State Department.
She has served as co-chair of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Judiciary-Media Committee and on the board of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health.