Milton Valencia is deputy editor of the Globe’s inaugural Money, Power, Inequality newsroom team that focuses on addressing the racial wealth gap in Boston and the region, an area of concentration he has focused on for more than two decades as an award-winning journalist. He previously reported from the Globe’s City Hall bureau, and helped lead coverage of Boston’s historic 2021 race for mayor. In 2020, he was part of a Globe police accountability team that exposed corruption and mismanagement in the Boston Police Department. He also spent several years covering the federal justice system, including the corruption trial of former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi, and the death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was part of the staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the bombings. He began his career at local newspapers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has been with the Globe since July 2007. He holds a degree in philosophy and public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston.