Brian McGrory

American journalist
Brian McGrory
Born (1961-11-30) November 30, 1961 (age 62)
Boston, Massachusetts
Alma materBates College
Occupation(s)Journalist, author, editor
Employer(s)Boston University (2023–Present), The Boston Globe (1989–2022)

Brian McGrory (born November 30, 1961) is an American journalist, author and publishing executive. He is currently the chair of the department of journalism at Boston University.[1][2] He was the editor of The Boston Globe from December 2012 through December 2022.[3]


McGrory was born in Boston,[4] and grew up in Roslindale and Weymouth, Massachusetts.[5] He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984.[6][7] His began his journalism career with the New Haven Register and The Patriot Ledger.[5]

McGrory joined The Boston Globe in 1989 as a Metro columnist,[8][5] and quickly moved up the ranks to associate editor.[9][6] He has served as a White House reporter, and has written four novels plus a memoir.[4] In 2011, he received a Scripps-Howard award for commentary and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing.[4]

McGrory was named editor of the Globe in December 2012, succeeding Martin Baron.[8][5] His staff won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2014 for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.[10]

In 2018, former Globe editor Hilary Sargent accused McGrory of sexual harassment by sending her an inappropriate text while McGrory was overseeing her work.[11] McGrory denied the allegation, and an internal investigation cleared him of wrongdoing.[12]

On September 7, 2022, McGrory announced he is stepping down as editor of the Globe at the end of 2022 and will become the Chair of Journalism at Boston University.[8][13]


Jack Flynn Series

  1. The Incumbent (2000, ISBN 0-7434-0350-9)
  2. The Nominee (2002, ISBN 0-7434-0353-3)
  3. Dead Line (2004, ISBN 0-7434-6366-8)[14]
  4. Strangled (2007, ISBN 0-7434-6368-4)


  1. Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man (2013, ISBN 0-3079-5307-6)


  1. ^ "Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory to Lead BU Department of Journalism". Boston University. Retrieved 2023-02-17.
  2. ^ "Brian McGrory". Retrieved 2023-02-17.
  3. ^ "Brian McGrory is Boston Globe's new editor". Poynter. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  4. ^ a b c "Brian McGrory - Editor". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d Ross, Casey (December 20, 2012). "Brian McGrory named Globe's new editor". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Haughney, Christine. "Brian McGrory Rises From Boston Globe Paperboy to Become the Paper's Next Editor". Media Decoder Blog. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  7. ^ "Media describe arc of newspaperman Brian McGrory '84, new Boston Globe editor". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  8. ^ a b c Blake, Mary; Kennedy, Dan (2022-09-08). "Outgoing Globe editor McGrory leaves legacy of paper's attitude and profitability, media analyst says". GBH News. Archived from the original on 2022-09-09.
  9. ^ "Globe editor McGrory: It's time to rethink everything we do". Media Nation. 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  10. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". April 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "Globe Editor Brian McGrory Accused Of Sexual Harassment". Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  12. ^ "'You Know Better': Ex-Employee Criticizes Boston Globe's Handling of Investigation Into Top Editor". Local10 Boston. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  13. ^ "Brian McGrory to step down as Globe editor". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  14. ^ Dead Line, Brian McGrory, Author, Publishers Weekly,
Preceded by Editor of The Boston Globe
Succeeded by