John Ellement

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John Ellement
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Born (1957-01-10) January 10, 1957 (age 59)
South Buffalo, New York
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) The Boston Globe,

John Richardson Ellement (born January 10, 1957) is an American journalist. He has been a Metro reporter for The Boston Globe since 1986. He is known for his journalism both in The Boston Globe and online at He has covered Northern New England, Boston police, Massachusetts courts, and major breaking news stories for the Globe for the past 30 years.[1]

Ellement grew up in South Buffalo, New York, and graduated from Northeastern University in 1981. Well-known news stories he has extensively covered include the so-called "Craigslist Killer"[1], New England Patriot Nick Kaczur's drug use [2], abortion clinic killer John Salvi, Clark Rockefeller, the kidnapping and murder of Melissa Gosule, what became the national story of the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.

He also writes for The Boston Globe's Home of the Week.[2]


  • In 2010, the Massachusetts Bar Association awarded him the Excellence in Legal Journalism award.[3][4]
  • He is a member of The Boston Globe staff who received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2014 for their work covering the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "- The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Home Of The Week - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Bar Association : Longtime Boston Globe reporter to be honored at "Excellence in the Law"". Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Massachusetts Bar Association : 'Excellence in the Law' honors Globe's Ellement, profession's best". Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  5. ^ "2014 Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved 2016-05-02.