School of Communication Faculty

Ralph Ranalli

Part Time Faculty (2011)

B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. Columbia University

Ralph Ranalli

Ralph Ranalli is an award-winning journalist and media producer who has created multi-platform content for some of New England's largest media organizations, including WGBH-TV, The Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald.

Ralph Ranalli's digital work has included video, text, radio reporting, blogging, podcasts, and multimedia presentations. Before founding his own production company, The Word Syndicate LLC, he was the producer and principal writer for "Beat the Press," the creator and chief blogger for, and field producer for "Greater Boston" on WGBH-TV Boston (PBS). During the decade before his work in public television, Ranalli was a reporter, multimedia producer, and Assistant City Editor for The Boston Globe and During the 1990s, he covered the federal courts for the Boston Herald and was a nationally-recognized expert on the organized crime, the FBI, and crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. He is the author of "Deadly Alliance: The FBI's Secret Partnership with the Mob" (HarperCollins, 2001) and the recipient of a number of journalism awards, including a national prize  for feature writing from the University of Missouri, Columbia.


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