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

Misconduct complaints filed against former state prosecutors

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The state bar has been asked to investigate two former state prosecutors who worked on the Amherst drug lab case.

Old Ironsides to return to the water Sunday

By Catie Edmondson , Globe Correspondent

After a two-year, $12 million restoration, the USS Constitution will finally be undocked.

Stroll car-free Newbury Street this summer

By Janelle Nanos , Globe Staff

Get out your walking shoes, sunglasses, and if you’re Mayor Martin Walsh, your cargo shorts. Open Newbury Street will return this summer.

Judge finds prosecutor misconduct in handling of Amherst drug lab cases

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

A Springfield judge has vacated several drug cases connected to a former state chemist.