Brenner: Insider Investigations
The exhibition, Marie Brenner: Insider
Investigations, showcases the work of a journalist not afraid
to tackle the tough subjects. The exhibition traces her career.
In 1979, as a new reporter for the Boston Herald, Brenner
became the first woman baseball columnist in the America League,
traveling with the Red Sox for the 1979 season. Currently
writer-at-large for Vanity Fair
magazine, her articles have ranged from an exclusive interview
with the Atlanta Olympics bombing suspect Richard Jewell to
an in-depth award winning report on the alleged police beating
of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. Her explosive article on
corporate whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand and the Tobacco wars
in May 1996 was one of the longest in Vanity
Fair's history. It became the basis for the 1999 film
The Insider, nominated for
seven Academy Awards including best picture.
Marie Brenner's papers are part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival
Research Center at Boston University.