Sacha Pfeiffer is host of WBUR’s “All Things Considered.” She was previously host of “Radio Boston,” the station’s weekday show highlighting interesting people, places and issues in Boston and beyond. Pfeiffer joined WBUR in 2008 after more than a decade as a reporter for the Boston Globe, where she was on the Spotlight investigative team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its stories on sex abuse in the Catholic church.
At WBUR, Pfeiffer was initially a senior on-air reporter covering health, science, medicine and the environment, and she has received two Associated Press Awards for broadcast reporting and three Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
After graduating magna cum laude from Boston University with a double major in English and history, Pfeiffer got her start in journalism at the Dedham Times, a weekly newspaper south of Boston. She moved to the Globe in 1995, first as a general assignment reporter, then covering state courts, then doing investigative work. During her four years on the Globe’s Spotlight Team, she produced series on financial abuses by private foundations, George W. Bush’s military service, shoddy home construction and the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse. The latter series also won a George Polk Award for National Reporting, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, and Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, among other honors. From 2004 to 2005, Pfeiffer was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where she studied at Stanford Law School. When she returned to the Globe, she created a legal affairs beat and also covered nonprofits and philanthropy. Pfeiffer is a co-author of Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church and has been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s College of Communication.