Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories


Senator Warren calls for expedited probe into death at Bedford VA Medical Center

By , Globe Staff

Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing for federal authorities to expedite the criminal investigation of a death at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

Spotlight follow-up

A nurse’s aide plays video games while a veteran dies at Bedford VA hospital

By , Globe Staff

The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.


Panel begins examining problems at VA hospital in N.H.

By , Globe Staff

The hearing came after a Spotlight Team report detailed complaints, which included a fly-infested operating room and non-sterilized surgical instruments.

Spotlight follow-up

VA hospitals flooded with complaints about care

By , Globe Staff

The 11 whistle-blowers who spoke out against unsafe conditions at the Manchester, N.H., veterans hospital are just the tip of the iceberg.