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Sean P. Murphy



Sean P. Murphy is the Globe’s Consumer Advocacy Columnist. In more than 35 years at the Globe, Sean P. Murphy has worked as a reporter, editor and, most recently, consumer advocacy columnist. Since 2017, his columns on behalf of individual consumers have helped win more than $1 million in refunds or restored benefits.

He previously covered Boston police, the Big Dig, public pension abuse, and no-show government jobs. He has worked as a general assignment reporter, the federal court reporter, an investigative reporter, and the casino and gambling reporter. He is a former finalist for the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize given by Harvard and a former Knight Fellow at Stanford.

He is a graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk Law School, and teaches media law part-time in the journalism department at Suffolk University. Sean was preceded at the Globe by his father, Jeremiah V. Murphy. He got his start in journalism at the Gloucester Daily Times.