Biography: Ben Bradlee, Jr.

Ben Bradlee, Jr. worked at the Boston Globe from 1979 to 200410 years as a reporter and 15 as an editor. In 2001, he was deputy managing editor. A s a reporter, he served on the Spotlight Team, at the State House bureau, and as the paper's roving national correspondent from 1982-1986. He covered the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis and also reported overseas for the Globe from Afghanistan, South Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Vietnam.

As of 2001, Bradlee had written three books: The Ambush Murders, the case of a black activist accusedand ultimately acquitted after three trialsof killing two white policemen in Riverside, Calif; Prophet of Blood (coauthor) about a polygamous cult leader whom authorities considered responsible for up to a dozen murders in the Intermountain West and Mexico during the '70s; and Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, which chronicled North and the Iran-Contra affair.
 
A graduate of Colby College, Bradlee served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1970-1972. On his return to the US, he went to work as a reporter for the Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise until mid-1975.