A native of Columbus, Ohio, Scott Helman is a staff writer and editor at The Boston Globe. He is co-author of The Real Romney (HarperCollins, January 2012), and Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice (Dutton, April 2014), which was based on the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In 2017, he, with other members of the Spotlight Team, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. 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 been a Metro reporter, multimedia producer, contributing book critic, and assistant Metro editor. He is also a three-time finalist for a Boston/New England Emmy Award. 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.