Deputy News Editor

Anica Butler

Anica Butler is a deputy editor in the Globe’s news department. In addition to helping orchestrate the department’s news coverage, she edits stories about immigration and consumerism. Previously, she has worked with the Globe Spotlight Team on the 2016 mental health series and edited the Globe’s criminal justice coverage.

Prior to coming to the Globe in 2011, Butler worked at the Baltimore Sun as the crime and courts editor, a multimedia editor, and before that, as a reporter. She has also worked at the the Los Angeles Times, the Hartford Courant, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Raised in Texas, she is a graduate of Florida A&M University.

Latest stories

6,000 drug cases to be dismissed after misconduct by chemist, prosecutors

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The dismissals follow years of litigation over crimes committed by a former state chemist.

Donuts? What donuts? Dunkin’ trying out a shorter name

By Natasha Mascarenhas , Globe Correspondent

The first Dunkin’-only sign in Boston has appeared on Tremont Street.

Top US marshal allegedly lied under oath about sex in government office

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

An investigation into a former top official with the US Marshals office in Boston found a range of misconduct, including lying under oath about sexual activity in government offices.

Cases touched by former drug lab analyst could be tossed out

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

In a hearing Tuesday at the state Supreme Judicial Court, prosecutors revealed plans to dismiss many of the thousands of cases tainted by a forensic chemist at the Amherst drug lab.