Joan Vennochi

Joan Elizabeth Vennochi (born January 27, 1953) is an American newspaper columnist. She specializes in local and national politics at The Boston Globe. With Stephen A. Kurkjian, Alexander B. Hawes Jr., Nils Bruzelius, and Robert M. Porterfield she won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting.[4][5]

Joan Vennochi
Joan Elizabeth Vennochi[1]

(1953-01-27) January 27, 1953[2]
EducationBoston University (BS)
Suffolk University (JD)


Vennochi earned her BS degree from the Boston University College of Communication in 1975[6] and later earned her JD degree from the Suffolk University Law School, the latter institution where she is also a part-time faculty member and senior lecturer.[4][7]

Vennochi works as a columnist for the Op-ed page for the Boston Globe.[6] Previously she covered national and Massachusetts politics along with writing a business column.[4]


  2. Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 382. ISBN 9781573561112.
  3. Brennan & Clarage, p. 382
  4. "Joan Vennochi – Associate Editor". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 14 October 2013. With recording.
  5. "Local Investigative Specialized Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2017-01-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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