Assistant Managing Editor, Projects

Scott Allen

Scott Allen is the Assistant Managing Editor for Projects, overseeing the Spotlight Team as well as other investigative and long form reporters. Previously, he was editor of the Spotlight Team, which was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist for a series on the collapse of the mental health care system, “The Desperate and the Dead.” He has also served as the Globe’s health and science editor and environmental reporter, receiving a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT in 1997-98. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine.

Latest stories

An NHL player mistook a fan’s car for Uber, but got a ride anyway

By , Washington Post News Service

Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky hitched a ride home Sunday in an unlikely way.

School’s payments to leader’s trust raise questions

By Jenifer McKim and Koby Levin , The Eye

The Chamberlain International School, which is facing allegations of student abuse, paid more than $800,000 to entities controlled by its executive director.

Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Timeline of a broken system

By , Globe Staff

Many hands have shaped Massachusetts’ mental health care system, from crusading activists and judges to groundbreaking filmmakers and political leaders of all stripes.

Chinese diver He Zi gets engaged after winning the silver medal

By , The Washington Post

Chinese diver Qin Kai, who won silver in the men’s three-meter springboard in London, got down on one knee to pop the question.

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Critics blast BU doctor for child abuse defense

By Jenifer McKim , New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Homeowners billed for houses lost in foreclosure

By Jenifer McKim and Jess Aloe , New England Center for Investigative Reporting

UMass Amherst to end use of student informants

By Eric Bosco , Globe Correspondent

UMass police helped keep student’s addiction secret

By Eric Bosco and Kayla Marchetti , Globe Correspondents