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Richard Lehr

Richard LehrProfessor, Journalism

Professor Lehr is a veteran journalist and author who worked at the Boston Globe for nearly two decades, where he was primarily an investigative reporter but also served as a magazine, legal affairs and feature writer. He has won numerous national and regional journalism and book awards, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting.

He is the author of The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston’s Racial Divide, and co-author of Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders; Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI and a Devil’s Deal, and The Underboss: the Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family.


BA, Harvard College
JD, University of Connecticut School of Law
John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University
Visiting Journalist, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University


Email: lehr@bu.edu
Office: 203F

Dick Lehr, Boston University professor and author of Whitey and Black Mass, talks about investigative research and reporting and its role in narrative writing.

Dick Lehr, BU professor and author, talks about his latest book Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss.