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

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?

Summer college for high schoolers — and even younger

Summer college for high schoolers — and even younger

Academic camps at universities help kids transition to college and settle early on majors.

Tourist in Nicaragua spotted former Beauvoir teacher sought in child porn

Tourist in Nicaragua spotted former Beauvoir teacher sought in child porn

Eric Justin Toth, whom police say fled to Nicaragua to elude child-porn charges, faces a judge in D.C.

Ex-Beauvoir teacher wanted on child pornography charges is found abroad

Ex-Beauvoir teacher wanted on child pornography charges is found abroad

Eric Justin Toth, who was among the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted, has been found in Nicaragua.