Ben Bradlee Jr. is the author of the critically acclaimed The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams (2013). Bradlee has spent 25 years with The Boston Globe, and as deputy managing editor, oversaw the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church from July 2001 to August 2002, and also supervised the production of a book on the subject, Betrayal (2002). This story became the foundation for the Academy Award-winning film Spotlight.
As a reporter, Bradlee 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. A graduate of Colby College, Bradlee served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1970-1972.