Deputy News Editor

Anica Butler

Anica Butler is a deputy editor in the Globe’s news department. In addition to helping orchestrate the department’s news coverage, she edits stories about immigration and consumerism. Previously, she has worked with the Globe Spotlight Team on the 2016 mental health series and edited the Globe’s criminal justice coverage.

Prior to coming to the Globe in 2011, Butler worked at the Baltimore Sun as the crime and courts editor, a multimedia editor, and before that, as a reporter. She has also worked at the the Los Angeles Times, the Hartford Courant, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Raised in Texas, she is a graduate of Florida A&M University.

Latest stories

SJC hears arguments on state’s handling of Hinton lab scandal

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The case argues that other misconduct by drug lab chemists may have been overlooked.

SJC to decide whether to dismiss all cases connected to former drug lab chemist

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The court will also decide whether egregious misconduct in the prosecution of Farak and subsequent appeals warrants any “prophylactic measures” to guard against similar misdeeds in future cases.

6,000 drug cases to be dismissed after misconduct by chemist, prosecutors

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The dismissals follow years of litigation over crimes committed by a former state chemist.

Donuts? What donuts? Dunkin’ trying out a shorter name

By Natasha Mascarenhas , Globe Correspondent

The first Dunkin’-only sign in Boston has appeared on Tremont Street.