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Scott Helman

Director of Audio

About

Scott Helman is director of audio at The Boston Globe, where he helps edit and produce podcasts such as Love Letters, Say More, and Rhode Island Report. He is the founding director of Globe Live, a series of live nonfiction storytelling shows, and has executive produced several award-winning podcasts and documentary shorts. He was co-lead editor on The Valedictorians Project, a 2020 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting, which investigated the structural barriers and systemic failures that keep Boston’s top high school graduates from reaching their potential. He is the co-author of two books: The Real Romney (HarperCollins, 2012) and Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice (Dutton, 2014), which was based on the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In 2017, he, with fellow members of the Spotlight Team, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting for an investigation of the Massachusetts mental health care system. He was previously the Globe’s political editor and a national political reporter, serving as a lead writer on the 2008 presidential campaign. A member of the Globe staff since 2000, he has also been a Metro reporter, contributing book critic, and assistant Metro editor. He’s a founding member of the Globe’s Inclusion Council. Previously, he was a digital producer and writer for The Chicago Tribune.