Jenn Abelson : Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Jenn Abelson

Investigative Reporter for the Boston Globe Spotlight Team

Jenn Abelson is an investigative reporter and co-author of the memoir, "I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope." Her investigations have exposed sexual assault at prep schools in New England, sexual harassment at ESPN, and sexual misconduct in the modeling industry. Jenn has also investigated doctors secretly performing two surgeries at the same time without patient consent and the widespread mislabeling of fish in the restaurant industry. In 2015, she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work with the Spotlight Team on "Shadow Campus," a series about dangerous off-campus college housing.

Before joining the Spotlight Team, Jenn worked as a business reporter for the Boston Globe covering the retail and restaurant sectors. The International Women’s Media Foundation named Jenn a fellow in 2013 to report on Western Sahara. She was selected as a Spring 2010 Jefferson Fellow by the East-West Center and traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Jakarta to explore economic challenges. Jenn has worked as a reporter at the Boston Globe for 16 years. She grew up in New York, attended Cornell University, and lives in Boston

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  • The role of a free press in shattering rape culture
  • Chasing down cheats, creeps, and criminals: The life of Boston Globe “Spotlight Team” reporter
  • The right to a free press & it’s powerful impact on the lives of everyday people
  • Her journey; my role: helping teen sexual assault survivor Chessy Prout tell her story

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