Deputy News Editor

Anica Butler

Anica Butler is the 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 worked with the Globe Spotlight Team on the 2016 series on the state’s failed mental healthcare system, and edited the Globe’s criminal justice coverage, including the trials of James “Whitey” Bulger and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted Boston Marathon bomber.

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 been a reporter at the the Los Angeles Times and the Hartford Courant. Raised in Texas, she is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla. Butler is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.

Latest stories

After 19 years, the US has become home. But for how much longer?

By Akilah Johnson | Photos by Jessica Rinaldi , Globe Staff

For nearly two decades, the US government had given Patricia Carbajal permission to stay in this country, to work, to put down roots. But, now, in a moment, everything could change.

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

A man convicted of murder more than 20 years ago is fighting for access to the personnel records of the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy.

SJC considers tossing out 11,000 more drug cases

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Staff

Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, who called the Amherst drug lab scandal “a nightmare,” grilled prosecutors on whether his court should take drastic steps to ensure misconduct of this magnitude never happens again.

Jury clears former inmate in 1982 rape, awards him $5 million in damages

By Jenifer McKim , New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Kevin O’Loughlin was found innocent after an emotional trial that pitted him against the rape victim, who still maintains that she identified the right man.