Michael Rezendes

Investigative Reporter, The Associated Press

Mike Rezendes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with the global investigations team at The Associated Press. His recent work includes an examination of financial corruption in the Catholic Church, and the cover-up of child sex abuse in the Mormon church.

Mike is also a television writer, a screenwriter, and a biographer. In 2022, he worked on the ABC-TV drama, Alaska Daily, starring Hilary Swank as an investigative reporter looking into the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women. He is currently at work on a biography of the late Jimmy Breslin, an acclaimed New York reporter who helped create the “New Journalism.”

Previously, Mike worked for The Boston Globe Spotlight Team where he shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for revealing the cover-up of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, and one for covering the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Mike was running the marathon when the bombs exploded and worked into the night covering the tragedy.

As a member of the Spotlight Team, he was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, once for an investigation of the debt collection industry, and more recently for an exposé of the mental health care system in Massachusetts. 

Mike is an in-demand public speaker represented by The Gersh Agency. He has appeared on a wide array of TV news programs, including: Today, CBS This Morning, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, The View, Euronews, France 24, and National Public Radio. 

In 2015, he was played by Mark Ruffalo in the Academy Award-winning movie, “Spotlight.”

Participating Sessions

Master Class: Based on a True Story

A master class from the writer’s room of Alaska Daily, the TV series about a state’s failure to prosecute the murders of indigenous women, set at a struggling daily newspaper. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Mike Rezendes and Steinberg Playwright Award-winner Miranda Rose Hall for a workshop on adapting real-life investigative stories into narrative work for stage and screen.