Sacha Pfeiffer

A print and broadcast journalist, Sacha Pfeiffer is a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its stories on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse. That reporting is the subject of the Oscar-winning movie “Spotlight.” In more than a decade at the Globe, Pfeiffer has produced numerous investigative series and covered legal affairs, the courts, nonprofits, philanthropy, and wealth, among other topics.

Pfeiffer has also been the host of “All Things Considered” and “Radio Boston” at WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, where she won a national 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast reporting, and a guest host of NPR’s nationally syndicated “On Point” and “Here & Now.” Pfeiffer was a 2004-5 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University and is a co-author of the book “Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church.”

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Aaron Hernandez: The secrets behind the smile

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Sports agent Brian Murphy and one of his top young clients, Aaron Hernandez, had a lot to celebrate in the late summer of 2012.