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Robert Weisman



Robert Weisman reports on biotech and life sciences. In more than two decades at The Globe, he has been a technology editor and business writer tracking high-tech, venture capital, management, hospitals, and health care. Most recently, he wrote about aging, and generational change for the metro desk. He's also covered the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the pandemic's impact. Before joining The Globe, he was business editor for the Seattle Times, and a business editor and writer for the Hartford Courant and New Haven Register. Weisman was part of the Seattle Times editing team on reporter Byron Acohido's aviation safety stories, including the series "Safety at Issue: the 737," that won the Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting in 1997. He led the Seattle Times business staff that won Best in Business Awards in 1996 and 1997 from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. His work at the Globe has won multiple awards. He was part of a team that won first place in the Association of Health Care Journalists' 2017 Awards for Excellence for "The New Price of Hope" about a high-priced rare disease drug. He won a 2023 Zenger Prize for his story "I have to take my time," about growing old in Boston. He is a native of Norwich, Conn., and a graduate of Boston University.