Jenn Abelson

Journalist, Author

Jenn Abelson is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team. She has exposed sexual abuse at private schools, surgeons secretly operating on two patients at the same time, and dangerous college housing. 

 "I Have the Right To" by Chessy Prout with Jenn Abelson can be ordered here.  Learn more about the book at

Jenn is available for in-person events, conferences, panels, online chats, and virtual visits with students in grades 6-12, educators, and other adult audiences. Jenn can speak on the topics of investigating sexual misconduct, her life as a journalist and path to becoming part of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, and how to tell important stories. To request an appearance, please email her at jenn.abelson at