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

Court petition asks for dismissal of all cases touched by former drug lab chemist

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

Sonja Farak confessed in 2014 that she had been stealing from drug samples to support her own addiction.

Man files suit over tampering at state drug lab

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

A Springfield man whose drug conviction was dismissed earlier this year is now suing several state government employees, including a former Amherst drug lab chemist convicted of tampering with evidence.

John Abercrombie, 72, renowned jazz guitarist who studied at Berklee

, Globe staff and wires

He was one of the top improvisational guitarists of his generation, ranging widely across a spectrum that included electric jazz-rock fusion and lyrical acoustic pieces, post-fusion and post-bop.

Tens of thousands march for unity, overwhelming ‘free speech’ rally

By Globe Staff ,

There were some tense confrontations throughout the day, and 27 arrests, but Boston saw nothing like the violence that hit Charlottesville, Va.