Editor

Scott Allen

Scott Allen is editor of the Spotlight Team, the Globe’s investigative reporting unit. In more than 20 years at the Globe, he has covered the environment and medicine and served as the Globe’s Health and Science editor before becoming an investigative reporter in 2008. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he was also a journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Latest stories

Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Timeline of a broken system

By , Globe Staff

Many hands have shaped Massachusetts’ mental health care system, from crusading activists and judges to groundbreaking filmmakers and political leaders of all stripes.

Chinese diver He Zi gets engaged after winning the silver medal

By , The Washington Post

Chinese diver Qin Kai, who won silver in the men’s three-meter springboard in London, got down on one knee to pop the question.

SPOTLIGHT REPORT

Should a surgeon run two operations at once?

By , , Liz Kowalcyzk and , Globe Staff

It is the root question in a battle pitting a star surgeon against a great hospital, MGH, and the conflict has put careers and reputations at risk.

US seeks testimony from ex-probation chief in new probe

By and , Globe Staff

The investigation is likely to focus on politicians who took part in the illegal hiring scheme run by John O’Brien, insiders said.