Staff


Burt Glass, Executive Director
bglass@bu.edu
617.531.1685 ext 7000

Glass guides the strategic direction of NECIR reporting and training, as well as the center’s fundraising and administration. Before joining NECIR in 2016, he was the managing partner for Hairpin, a communication consulting agency for nonprofits, and before that senior vice president for Fenton Communications. Previously, Glass was executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in California.


Paul Singer, Investigations Editor
paul.singer@necir.org
617.531.1685 ext 7010
@singernews

Story Archive

Singer edits investigations and contributes reporting for NECIR and WGBH. Before joining NECIR and WGBH in 2018, he was politics editor at USA Today and before that investigative editor at Roll Call in Washington DC. Previously, Singer reported for National Journal and Associated Press, and taught journalism at Georgetown University. 


Jenifer McKim, Senior Investigations Reporter
jmckim@bu.edu
617.531.1685 ext 7020
@jbmckim

Story Archive

McKim investigates criminal justice, child welfare and housing stories for print, digital and broadcast. Her investigations earned numerous awards, including the national Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, the Publick Occurrences award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association, and the Freedom of Information Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition. She was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Before joining NECIR in 2013, McKim was a reporter for the Boston Globe and the Orange County Register.


Chris Burrell, Investigations Reporter
burrellc@bu.edu
617.531.1685 ext 7050
@christo_burrell

Story Archive

Burrell investigates criminal justice, immigration and housing stories for broadcast, digital and print. His investigations earned him Journalist of the Year, weekly division, by the New England Press Association, and his stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, and aired on WGBH and National Public Radio. Before joining NECIR in 2016, Burrell was a reporter for the (Quincy) Patriot-Ledger.


Ermolande Jean-Simon, Training and Events Specialist
ermyjs@bu.edu
617.531.1685 ext 7030

Jean-Simon manages NECIR’s training programs and events, including the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute. Before joining NECIR in 2017, she was the communications manager for Safe and Sounds Schools and event planner at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, among other positions.