Dick Lehr Investigates


This exhibition documented the career and writing process of investigative reporter and best-selling author Dick Lehr.

Dick Lehr is a professor of journalism at Boston University, where he is a co-director of an investigative reporting clinic. He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI, and a Devil's Deal, which won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime book. Lehr is also the co-author of Judgement Ridge: the True Story of the Dartmouth Murders, which was a finalist in the 2003 Edgar Awards for Best Fact Crime book, and The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family. His latest book is The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston's Racial Divide.

As a reporter with the Boston Globe for nearly two decades, Lehr, an attorney, was primarily an investigative reporter but also served as a magazine, legal affairs and feature writer. In 1997, Lehr was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting and won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including a John S. Knight journalism fellowship, the Scripps Howard Public Service Award and the Associated Press's Managing Editors Public Service Award. He has been a Visiting Journalist at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

Due to his extensive research on fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, Dick Lehr was interviewed extensively on radio and in print after Bulger's capture in June 2011.

This exhibition is no longer on view.

Dick Lehr