Allison Klein
Reporter

Allison Klein grew up in Columbia, MD. The guy she sat next to in high school art class killed a woman at the local convenience store. She went on to study journalism at the University of Florida. Her first week there, a serial killer started murdering young women around town. After graduation, she moved to Paraguay. Within days, the head of the Paraguayan DEA was gunned down in front of his house. She later reolcated to Miami Beach and started working for the Miami Herald. One early morning while she was walking home from the gym, Gianni Versace was shot dead a block from where she was. At that point, she decided she should just go ahead and cover the mayhem. For eight years, she wrote about crime and city life for The Miami Herald and The Baltimore Sun, chronicling bizarre and heart-breaking tales using both short-form and long-form journalism. She has been doing the same for The Washington Post since 2004.

Latest by Allison Klein

An out-of-this-world study opportunity

An out-of-this-world study opportunity

U.Md.-Goddard programs offer students a chance to make history with pioneering space research.

8 ways to prepare your child for kindergarten

8 ways to prepare your child for kindergarten

What should parents do to prep kids for kindergarten? We have 8 tips.

What We’re Reading: The Magic Treehouse series

What We’re Reading: The Magic Treehouse series

In another of our series where we review books we’re reading with our kids, this mom cheers her daughter’s choice as an antidote to the princess overload.

I became a stay at home mom, and I admit it.

I became a stay at home mom, and I admit it.

At first it was hard to admit that I had become a stay at home mom. Why was that conversation so awkward?