Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories


Panel begins examining problems at VA hospital in N.H.

By , Globe Staff

The hearing came after a Spotlight Team report detailed complaints, which included a fly-infested operating room and non-sterilized surgical instruments.

Spotlight follow-up

VA hospitals flooded with complaints about care

By , Globe Staff

The 11 whistle-blowers who spoke out against unsafe conditions at the Manchester, N.H., veterans hospital are just the tip of the iceberg.


VA secretary expands probe of embattled Manchester, N.H., hospital

By , Globe Staff

David Shulkin said he wants a review of care at the facility to be “comprehensive, transparent and brand-new.”

Spotlight Follow-up

Veterans Affairs secretary promises ‘brand new’ review of Manchester hospital

By , Globe Staff

Federal investigators looking into allegations of substandard care at the Manchester veterans’ hospital will disregard an internal report that found no serious problems.