Chuck Colbert is a freelance journalist based in Cambridge, Mass. A longtime contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, he covered the clerical sex-abuse crisis in the Boston archdiocese. Previously, a senior reporter and columnist for the now defunct In Newsweekly, Colbert is a contributor to Press Pass Q, Keen News Service, Boston Spirit Magazine, Windy City Times, and Bay Area Reporter. Also, he has written for major mainstream daily newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review.
Colbert is a former National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association national board member and Boston/New England chapter president. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he also holds advanced degrees in business, psychology, and theology, from Georgetown University, Harvard University, and Weston Jesuit School of Theology, now part of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.