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