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

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.

Boston police resume using license plate readers after accidental release of data

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The technology has been a point of contention between police and civil liberties groups, who say collected data can invade privacy and potentially chill free speech.

More Stories

Former inmate seeks compensation after conviction vacated

By Jenifer McKim , The New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Judge dismisses more than 7,000 Amherst drug lab cases

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

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By Natasha Mascarenhas , Globe Correspondent