Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Mike Beaudet

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Mike Beaudet

Mike Beaudet, the Emmy award-winning investigative reporter, brings years of groundbreaking reporting to Boston’s most experienced investigative unit, 5 Investigates. As a multimedia investigative journalist, Mike is teamed with reporters Kathy Curran and Karen Anderson in the market leading investigative unit on WCVB NewsCenter 5.

Before joining WCVB, Mike spent nineteen years at WFXT as an investigative reporter and anchor and also worked as an anchor/reporter for WCVB’s sister station WMUR. Mike left his last position at WFXT in September 2015 to become a full-time Journalism Professor at Northeastern University. Mike continues his teaching position at Northeastern and taps the talents of his students to assist in the in-depth investigations that dually serve as case studies in the classroom.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Mike has received national and regional awards including sixteen New England Emmys. His most recent Emmy came in 2016 following a series of investigations exposing government ineptitude and dysfunction. Mike and his team have also won numerous Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow Awards for coverage of topics ranging from wrongful convictions to organized crime. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) awarded Mike and his investigative unit the national Award of Excellence for their coverage of repeat drunk drivers who continue getting behind the wheel.

A Massachusetts native, Mike graduated from Emerson College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. In 2008, Mike received his Master’s in Journalism from Northeastern.

Mike Beaudet has the courage to write what he notices to be true and accurate with nothing watered down.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


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