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Pfeiffer leaves Globe for WBUR

Add another name to the roster of people departing Morrissey Boulevard--Pulitzer- and Polk-award-winner Sacha Pfeiffer is going to WBUR-FM. Here's the press release:


THE GLOBE'S SACHA PFEIFFER TO JOIN WBUR AS HEALTH & SCIENCE REPORTER

(Boston) – Sacha Pfeiffer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was a member of the Globe "Spotlight Team” that broke the Catholic Church abuse story in Boston, will join WBUR, 90.9 FM, Boston's NPR news station, as the new Health & Science reporter starting in early June, announced John Davidow, WBUR news director.

Pfeiffer, a 13-year Globe veteran, is currently the newspaper's Legal Affairs reporter, a beat she created after a one-year appointment as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

In addition to the recognition she received for her work on the church abuse story, Pfeiffer is the recipient of a George Polk Award for National Reporting, and a 2002 award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.

"Throughout her Globe career, Sacha has distinguished herself in a variety of beats including general assignment, court and investigative reporting,” said Davidow.  "We are very pleased that such a dedicated and energetic journalist with deep passion for issues in and around Boston will join our team.”

Pfeiffer came to Boston as an undergraduate at Boston University where she is now an adjunct professor of journalism in the College of Communication.

One of New England's leading sources of news and information, WBUR is owned and operated by Boston University and is a member of National Public Radio. WBUR also broadcasts a selection of BBC programs and locally produced programs such as "Here & Now,” "Only a Game,” "On Point,” and "Car Talk.” WBUR has won more than 100 major awards for its news coverage, including several George Foster Peabody Awards, the Associated Press News Station of the year for 2003-05, and three prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards in the 2007 Radio-Television News Director Association's (RTNDA) annual national electronic journalism competition.

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