Kurkjian, former Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe and three-time Pulitzer prize winner. As one of the original members of Spotlight Team he investigated claims of political corruption, government contract improprieties, and art theft among many other topics.
Kurkjian appeared on local radio programs Monday morning, including WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan program, to discuss his report on Gronk as well as the sources that were utilized for it.
Early Life and Education
Kurkjian grew up in Boston and attended public schools such as Boston Latin School before going on to earn degrees at Boston University and Suffolk Law School.
He began his career at the Boston Globe as a founding member of its investigative Spotlight team and held that post for 40 years – winning three Pulitzer Prizes during that period.
After retiring from The Boston Globe in 2007, Kurkjian continued his research and writing, including writing his landmark work “Master Thieves,” an account of the largest art heist ever. Additionally, he has extensively covered Armenian Genocide of 1915. Kurkjian currently resides in Boston with his wife Ann Frost Lewkowicz and they share two children Erica and Adam.
Kurkjian, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and veteran journalist from the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team. He has written extensively on corruption in government and art theft as well as Armenian Genocide.
He is both an accomplished dancer and longtime ballet teacher, inspiring generations of young dancers during his many years on the circuit.
Adam is a loving husband and father to his family, taking great pleasure in spending time with each of his children while raising them into well-rounded individuals. His heart is open to helping various social causes while his laugh can make anyone around him smile – the perfect compliment to Jessica who shares the same sense of humor! Together they make an excellent team.
Achievement and Honors
Kurkjian has earned widespread acclaim as an investigative reporter, winning three Pulitzer Prizes (the highest honor a newspaper can bestow). His forte lies in reporting on political and government corruption as well as art theft cases.
He has written two books and made numerous speeches to various organizations; these included serving as commencement speaker at both Walter Johnson High School and Seneca Valley High School respectively in 1999 and 2007.
He appears on ESPN radio shows and podcasts like the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz to discuss baseball topics such as Adam Wainwright’s record-setting day and Yadier Molina’s hunt for 700 home runs, as well as weigh in on Albert Pujols’ incredible final lap.
He is an attentive family man, focused on supporting his wife’s career development. He does not appear to be involved in any controversial issues and appears content and healthy.
He has an altruistic spirit and enjoys helping others. He has collaborated with various social organizations in raising funds and awareness, while also contributing to raising funds for people living with various illnesses.
Kurkjian, in addition to being a broadcaster, is an avid sports fan. He was frequently invited as a guest on ESPN radio shows with Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo’s former SVP & Russillo show where Van Pelt would often make Kurkjian laugh by reading baseball player names aloud using his Baltimore accent; this quickly became an internet meme; many athletes began mimicking it during interviews.
Kurkjian has an estimated net worth of $2 Million, earned primarily through writing for ESPN the magazine and serving as an MLB analyst on Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter shows.
Kurkjian is the proud parent of two adult children: Kelly and Jeff. Kelly works in marketing while Jeff hosts radio show KCYE in Las Vegas.
Born December 10th 1956 and trained as a Journalist by profession. Kurkjian attended University of Maryland where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Starting off his career with Washington Star, soon thereafter moved onto Baltimore News-American which lasted only two months before closing down and finding new opportunities at Dallas Morning News.