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
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Joan Elizabeth Vennochi[1]

(1953-01-27) January 27, 1953 (age 70)[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]


  1. ^ "Joan Elizabeth Vennochi Profile | Boston, MA Lawyer |". Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  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. ^ a b c "Joan Vennochi – Associate Editor". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. With recording.
  5. ^ "Local Investigative Specialized Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b "The Boston Globe's Lone Conservative | BU Today | Boston University".
  7. ^ "Part-time Faculty - Suffolk University". Archived from the original on 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2017-01-25.

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