Biography: MichaelRezendes

Spotlight team member Michael Rezendes had been a staff writer and editor at the Globe since 1989. He covered presidential, state, and local politics. He was also a weekly essayist, roving national correspondent, city hall bureau chief, and the deputy editor for national news.

Before joining the Globe , Rezendes was a staff writer at the Washington Post , and covered government and politics for both the San Jose Mercury News and the Boston Phoenix .

Rezendes graduated from Boston University and held an MFA from the American Film Institute.

Listen to Rezendes describe his role in the investigation.