State House Bureau Chief

Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist, having covered Massachusetts politics and state government for the Boston Globe since 1987. He has been at the center of most every major political story, campaign, and scandal in the last nearly four decades. He has written extensively about the careers of the state’s leading political figures, including John F. Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, William F. Weld, Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. He has served as the chief of the Globe’s State House bureau since 1991.

He began his career at the Lowell Sun 48 years ago where he spent a decade covering city politics and working as an investigative reporter. He has also worked as a political reporter for the Boston Herald and the Boston Herald American.

Latest stories

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This Senate candidate could not remember the name of his congresswoman

By , Globe Staff

Republican US Senate candidate John Kingston, who is pouring millions of his own dollars into his campaign, flubbed the question.

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Republicans may have another hurdle in their efforts to unseat Elizabeth Warren

By , Globe Staff

Gabriel Gomez is sending out signals he is considering changing his Republican Party affiliation and running against Warren as an independent.

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Ayanna Pressley met with Deval Patrick about challenging US representative

By , Globe Staff

The at-large city councilor is getting more serious about potentially challenging US Representative Michael Capuano.

After scandal, Rosenberg allies lay out path for potential return to power

By , Globe Staff

Stan Rosenberg’s return to power would mark an extraordinary political turnaround after his legislative and political career appeared dead.