Jenna Russell

A contributor to award-winning Globe projects including “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” based on a year of reporting in a Boston neighborhood, Jenna Russell is a co-author of two Globe books: “Last Lion,” a biography of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and “Long Mile Home,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. As a member of the Spotlight investigative team, she helped expose failures of the state’s mental health care system, work that was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.

Latest stories

Parents make plea for patient bill of rights at State House

By , Globe Staff

The families of children with complex medical needs asked legislators to help ensure access to nursing care.

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s footsteps, with my daughters

By , Globe staff

We had traveled 1,500 miles west — and 130 years into the past. I was in “Little House” heaven.

In Bar Harbor, cruise ships may not be easy sailing

By , Globe Staff

The specter of more dockings has come to a boil this summer, dividing residents in a bitter standoff.

Alone and untrained, a mother becomes nurse for her daughter with disabilities

By Jenna Russell | Photos by Suzanne Kreiter , Globe Staff

Low state pay rates for nurses who could help have left Noelia Ferreira alone as caregiver — exhausted, fearful, and desperate.