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Ben Bradlee Jr.

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Ben Bradlee Jr.

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Ben Bradlee Jr. has spent 23 years with Globe, first as a reporter and for the past 13 years as an editor.

As a reporter, Bradlee worked on the Spotlight Team, at the State House bureau, and was the paper's national correspondent from 1982 to 1986. He has reported from Afghanistan, South Africa and elsewhere.

As an editor, Bradlee supervised the paper's State House and City Hall bureaus in 1989 and 1990. He served as assistant managing editor for local news from 1991 to 1993, when he was named assistant managing editor for projects and investigations. He has since added the title of deputy managing editor.

In this capacity, Bradlee oversees the Spotlight Team and several other reporters who produce long-term projects or series. He also works on an ad-hoc basis with reporters on the metro, national and foreign staffs in producing special projects, and occasionally writes himself.

Bradlee has written three books. His first, "The Ambush Murders," told the story of a black activist accused of killing two white policemen in Riverside, Calif. After three trials, the man was ultimately acquitted. The book, published in 1979, was later made into a TV movie for CBS.

Bradlee was co-author in 1981 of "Prophet of Blood," which told the story of Ervil LeBaron, a polygamous cult leader and self-styled prophet-of-God who authorities considered responsible for up to a dozen murders in the Intermountain West and Mexico during the 70's.

Bradlee's third book was "Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North." Published in 1988, it chronicled North's career and the Iran-Contra affair, and was the basis for a four-part CBS mini-series.

Bradlee is currently on leave from the Globe to work on his latest book, a biography of Red Sox great Ted Williams, to be published by Little, Brown.

A 1970 graduate of Colby College, Bradlee served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1970 to 1972. On his return to the United States in 1972 he went to work as a reporter for the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise, remaining there until mid-1975.

Bradlee, 53, has three children. He and his wife, Janice Saragoni, live in Cambridge.


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