Sacha Pfeiffer is a correspondent for NPR’s Investigations workforce and an occasional visitor host for a few of NPR’s nationwide reveals.
Pfeiffer got here to NPR from The Boston Globe‘s investigative Highlight workforce, whose tales on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy intercourse abuse received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, amongst different honors. That reporting is the topic of the film Highlight, which received the 2016 Oscar for Greatest Image.
Pfeiffer was additionally a senior reporter and host of All Issues Thought-about and Radio Boston at WBUR in Boston, the place she received a nationwide 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast reporting. Whereas at WBUR, she was additionally a visitor host for NPR’s nationally syndicated On Level and Right here & Now.
At The Boston Globe, the place she labored for almost 18 years, Pfeiffer additionally coated the court docket system, authorized business and nonprofit/philanthropic sector; produced investigative collection on matters reminiscent of monetary abuses by personal foundations, shoddy dwelling building and sexual misconduct within the modeling business; helped create a multi-episode podcast, Gladiator, in regards to the life and dying of NFL participant Aaron Hernandez; and wrote for the meals part, journey pages and Boston Globe Journal. She shared the George Polk Award for Nationwide Reporting, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, amongst different honors.
At WBUR, the place she labored for about seven years, Pfeiffer additionally anchored election protection, debates, political panels and different particular occasions. She got here to radio as a senior reporter protecting well being, science, medication and the atmosphere, and her on-air work acquired quite a few awards from the Radio & Tv Information Administrators Affiliation and the Related Press.
From 2004-2005, Pfeiffer was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford College, the place she studied at Stanford Regulation Faculty. She is a co-author of the ebook Betrayal: The Disaster within the Catholic Church and has taught journalism at Boston College’s School of Communication.
She has a bachelor’s diploma in English and historical past, magna cum laude, and a grasp’s diploma in schooling, each from Boston College, in addition to an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Cooper Union.
Pfeiffer obtained her begin in journalism as a reporter at The Dedham Instances in Massachusetts. She can be a volunteer English language tutor for grownup immigrants.