Investigative Reporter

Michael Rezendes

Mike Rezendes is a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and shared a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for revealing the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. In more than two decades with the Globe, Mike has investigated a wide array of additional subjects, including the September 11 attacks, health care costs, and prison suicides. While working with the Spotlight Team, Mike was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, once in 2007 for an investigation of the debt collection industry, and again in 2017 for an exposé of the mental health care system in Massachusetts. Mike is a co-author of two books: “Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church,” and, “Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church.”

Latest stories

Body of priest is exhumed to establish whether he fathered a child decades ago

By , Globe Staff

For 25 years, Jim Graham has tried to prove he is the son of a deceased Catholic priest. A DNA sample from the priest’s exhumed body should offer a morbid end to his search.

Spotlight reporter recalls the real heart of the church scandal, the victims

By , Globe Staff

When he heard the news that Cardinal Bernard Law was dead, Michael Rezendes was hit by a torrent of memories.

Prison guards acquitted in death of Bridgewater patient

By , Globe Staff

The guards were acquitted for their role in the 2009 death of Joshua Messier.

In court, mother of slain inmate recalls her last conversation with him

By , Globe Staff

“I told him I loved him, and he said he loved me,” said Lisa Brown, of Wilbraham. “It was the last thing we said to each other.”