Matt Carroll has worked at the Boston Globe since 1987 and has been a member of the Spotlight team since 1997. Before becoming a reporter, he worked as a copy editor on the Business desk for two years. As a reporter, Carroll has covered real estate and the MetroWest area. In 1994 he started the Globe’s first internal website, which is used by reporters and editors, under the tutelage of the Information Technology Department. Carroll specializes in computer-assisted reporting and handles the paper’s growing library of databases. A 1979 graduate of Northeastern University, he lives in West Roxbury with his wife, Elaine, and their four children, Kasey, Alex, Leigh, and Jack.