Ron Gollobin

Ron Gollobin is a veteran journalist of four newspapers (all now defunct) where he was an investigative reporter. He was the recipient of many of journalism’s top awards, including a state Public Service Award, two Pulitzer nominations and more. After jumping to Boston television in 1975, he won five Emmys for reporting. He covered criminal justice, the Mafia and corruption. He was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard. He has taught news writing and reporting at Harvard, Boston University and Northeastern University.

Stories By Ron Gollobin

The Great Cottonmouth-Catching Get-Rich-Quick Scheme of 1956

As a reptile-obsessed teen, I ran away to hunt lizards in the Everglades, then hatched a plan to milk venom from deadly snakes. It went even more comically wrong than you're thinking.