Christopher Gavin is a freelance reporter for The Daily Beast. He previously covered breaking news at The Messenger, a short-lived national news outlet, where he frequently covered courts, crime, and a bit of everything else around the U.S. Prior, he was a staff writer at, where he wrote about politics, real estate, crime, music, policy, business, public education, transit, health, historical events, weather, and cultural curiosities – writing that earned eight awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. His work regularly appears in The Boston Globe and has also been featured in local newspapers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.