Stephanie Ebbert

Stephanie Ebbert has been a Boston Globe reporter since 1997, covering local news and state politics and documenting some of the most closely watched campaigns in the country, including those of US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, she shifted her focus to gender issues, documenting women’s political engagement and tracking their status in society, in politics, and in the workplace. A native of Shillington, Pennsylvania, Stephanie graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in English/Journalism. She previously worked for the Reading Eagle-Times, the Harrisburg Patriot-News, and Prevention magazine.

Latest stories

Reiki masters flex muscle on Beacon Hill

By , Globe Staff

For three years, practitioners of reiki have fought to kill a measure that would require them to be licensed by the state — an effort intended to rein in human trafficking.

Beto, Biden, Bernie raises the question: Is this the right time for a white guy?

By Stephanie Ebbert , Globe Staff

It’s an inverted question in a country where 44 of 45 presidents have fit that precise demographic.

Sex trafficking is in plain sight in Massachusetts communities

By , Globe Staff

In such communities as Stoneham, Hadley, Arlington, and Needham, women are being held as sex slaves. Prosecutors say the investigations are time-consuming and difficult.

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Beaten down by the resistance? Activists turn to yoga for sustenance in the age of Trump

By , Globe Staff

Achy, angry, and in dire need of self-care, they decided to take some time for themselves to learn to shake the weight of the world off their shoulders. They’ve turned to yoga.