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Marie 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.

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