Beth Healy

Beth Healy is an investigative reporter at the Globe. She was part of the Spotlight Team’s Gladiator series and podcast, examining the complex life and death of NFL star Aaron Hernandez. She has covered numerous stories at the intersection of money and policy, from the MBTA pension system’s secret hedge fund losses to the abuse of immigrant domestic workers and construction laborers by employers.

On an earlier Spotlight assignment, Healy was a reporter on the “Debtors’ Hell” series, a Pulitzer finalist that exposed corrupt debt collectors exploiting a broken small-claims court system. She did in-depth reporting on the $3 billion global TelexFree fraud; the bullying of male employees at a prominent Boston health care facility; and millions of dollars in botched state IT contracts. Healy also has reported on the business dealings of political candidates, including Mitt Romney and Charlie Baker.

Latest stories

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Aaron Hernandez was emotional, yet hopeful after arrest, new phone calls show

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The recordings included conversations with his fiancee and his mother. The release of the calls prompted Terri Hernandez to make a rare public statement.

SJC holds hearing on reinstating Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

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At issue is an seldom-used common law principle where judges order the deletion of convictions if the person has died before their trial is reviewed.

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State investigators concealed degree of Aaron Hernandez’s drug use prior to suicide

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An inmate interview raises questions about whether officials sought to hide the extensive use of contraband drugs by prisoners.

The NFL, brain damage, and Aaron Hernandez

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Hernandez’s most lasting legacy in football may be one of his organs: His brain. It would show why football, through history, has generated controversy.