Schoenberg joining CommonWealth

Spent last 7 years at Republican/MassLive

VETERAN STATE HOUSE REPORTER Shira Schoenberg is joining the staff of CommonWealth magazine later this month.

She will be replacing Andy Metzger, who moved to Philadelphia at the end of 2019. I hope she will be the first of several hires as the magazine looks to expand its reach and coverage and develop innovative ways to boost the struggling local news ecosystem in Massachusetts.

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Schoenberg brings a wealth of experience to the coverage of politics and policy on Beacon Hill and across the state. She spent the last seven years as the state politics reporter for the Springfield Republican and MassLive. She covered the elections of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker and has written numerous in-depth policy stories on topics ranging from health care to criminal justice reform to marijuana legalization.

She won the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism, and several stories have won awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

Meet the Author

Bruce Mohl

Editor, CommonWealth

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

She previously worked at the Boston Globe and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, and holds a master’s degree in newspaper journalism from Columbia University.

Schoenberg said she is eager to take an in-depth look at the politics and policies on Beacon Hill that affect people’s lives throughout the state. “I see my role as informing the public about the inner workings of government, while amplifying the voices of those in our state who may not always have a seat on Beacon Hill,” she said.