A native of Columbus, Ohio, Scott Helman is a staff writer at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. He is co-author of The Real Romney, a critically acclaimed 2012 biography of Mitt Romney, and Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice (Dutton, April 2014). He was previously the Globe’s political editor and a national political reporter, serving as a lead writer on the 2008 presidential campaign. A member of the Globe staff since 2000, he has also been a Metro reporter, multimedia producer, and an assistant Metro editor, responsible for courts and legal coverage, and general assignment news. He is a two-time finalist for a Boston/New England Emmy Award. For more than four years, he was a contributing book critic for the Globe, and he has also been an editor and reporter for Globe West, a regional section covering Boston's western suburbs. Previously, he was an online producer and writer for The Chicago Tribune. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he lives near Boston with his family.