Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.

Latest stories

NTSB report: Overpressurized gas lines caused Lawrence-area explosions, fires

By , and , Globe Staff

The increased pressure overwhelmed the aging gas line system in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, setting off fires and explosions that damaged 121 structures, killed one person, and left two dozen injured, the report states.

Columbia Gas policy change raises questions about its previous oversight

By , and , Globe Staff

The company quietly updated an internal policy requiring crews to take added safeguards when performing the same work that has been suspected as the cause of the disaster.

Three former State Police lieutenants indicted in AG’s OT probe

By Danny McDonald and , Globe Staff

They are the first to be charged by the state since it launched its probe into overtime abuse, and come after the US attorney’s office has brought federal charges against six current and former troopers in an investigation that is also ongoing.

Columbia Gas and its parent have been linked to previous fires and explosions

By , and , Globe Staff

Records show that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has been fined tens of thousands of dollars by the state’s utilities regulator in recent years, and its corporate parent linked to other serious blasts.