Dugan Arnett is an investigative reporter on The Boston Globe's quick strike projects team. Since joining the team in 2021, his work has spanned a variety of subjects with a focus on government accountability, policing, and the criminal justice system. In 2021, he published a series of stories examining the ripple effects of the previous year’s national movement against police misconduct and brutality.
Arnett joined the Globe staff as a features writer in 2015 and later worked as a general assignment reporter on the paper's Metro desk. Before arriving in Boston, he spent four years as a features and metro reporter at the Kansas City Star, where he covered topics ranging from a father’s tortured quest to prove his son’s innocence in a journalist’s high-profile slaying, to the young members of Kansas’s notorious Westboro Baptist Church. He was previously part of a writing fellowship for young journalists at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.
His work has been recognized by the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, the Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society for Features Journalism, and the Associated Press Sports Editors, among others.
A native of the Midwest, he is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.