Alice Crites

Washington, D.C.

Researcher and librarian who specializes in government and politics

Education: University of Maryland, BA in English; Carnegie Mellon, MA in English; University of Maryland, MLS

Alice Crites is a researcher and librarian who specializes in government and politics and has covered elections since 1994. She has been a part of Post investigations looking into police shootings, campaign finance scandals, and Donald Trump's foundation. She was part of the team that won 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for the coverage of Roy Moore and the subsequent sting attempt on the Post.
Latest from Alice Crites

The making of Anna Paulina Luna

Luna’s sharp turn to the right, her account of an isolating and impoverished childhood and her embrace of her Hispanic heritage have surprised some friends and family who knew her before her ascent to the U.S. House this year.

February 10, 2023

LGBTQ club shooting suspect’s troubled past was obscured by a name change, records show

After suffering online bullying as a boy, Anderson Lee Aldrich altered his identity, documents confirm.

November 21, 2022

Woman says she had to press Herschel Walker to pay for abortion he wanted

The account, echoed by a person she confided in at the time, adds to the swirl of controversy around the antiabortion Senate GOP candidate in Georgia.

October 11, 2022

A call, a text, an apology: How an abortion arrest shook up a Texas town

Interviews with several people in the community closely following the situation, as well as statements from leaders in the Texas antiabortion movement, suggest this was not part of a broader antiabortion strategy, but instead a hasty error by a first-term Democratic district attorney.

April 13, 2022

The gatekeepers who open America to shell companies and secret owners

Few gatekeepers to the U.S. financial system operate with as little oversight as the registered agents who serve as the only publicly known contact in states that allow company owners to remain anonymous.

April 5, 2022

The Texas abortion ban created a ‘vigilante’ loophole. Both parties are rushing to take advantage.

When the U.S. Supreme Court declined in December to temporarily block the Texas abortion law, which established a minimum $10,000 court award, it essentially gave lawmakers a new tool to use: the ability to let citizens sue each other as a way to impose constitutionally questionable laws.

February 22, 2022

Waukesha holiday parade victims include a child, a bank teller and Dancing Grannies, prosecutor says

They died celebrating the approaching holidays and reveling in the joy that this time of year is supposed to bring.

November 23, 2021

To sue the New York Times and his niece, Trump turned to a low-profile attorney from New Jersey

Alina Habba, Trump’s new attorney, also replaced a longtime Trump lawyer in another defamation case brought by a former Apprentice contestant.

September 23, 2021

‘People of Praise leaders failed me’: Christian group tied to Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces reckoning over sexual misconduct

Barrett’s ascendancy to the Supreme Court has spurred victims to speak out and forced People of Praise to hire lawyers to investigate.

June 11, 2021

Biden brother’s law firm touts his connection to the president, creating an early headache for administration

Frank Biden’s law firm ran a newspaper ad on Inauguration Day highlighting his ties to the president and the Biden brothers’ joint “commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront.”

January 30, 2021