Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

In US Senate race, disagreement on nearly everything

By , Globe Staff

Democratic US Senator Edward Markey and Republican Brian Herr discussed a variety of national and state issues.

Two takes on Charlie Baker’s welfare focus

By , Globe Staff

Baker’s supporters think it’s a key issue, while critics say he’s merely attacking the poor.

Baker to propose initiatives aimed at alleviating urban woes

By , Globe Staff

The series of initiatives center on education, economic development, affordable housing, incarceration, and public safety.

Invitation to debate pulled for two candidates for governor

By , Globe Staff

Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick were supposed to participate in a debate later this month, but their invitations have been rescinded.