Lisa Wangsness


Religion Reporter,  The Boston Globe (Boston, Mass.)

Emergent cultural and political issues in American Muslim communities  Judge

Lisa Wangsness covers religion for The Boston Globe. She has traveled to Haiti, Ireland, and Italy to write about the Catholic Church, including the election of Pope Francis. Her aim is to develop a deeper, sharper understanding of Islam, as she believes the current political climate -- rising extremism, Islamophobia, ignorance about Islamic cultures and beliefs, and the expanding U.S. Muslim population – demands more informed coverage. She was a member of the Globe team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and she covered the 2008 presidential race and the creation of the Affordable Care Act as a political reporter in the Globe’s Washington, D.C. bureau. Wangsness previously wrote for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor and the Martha’s Vineyard Times. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University.