Keith L. Alexander

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering crime and courts, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases

Education: Howard University, journalism major

Keith L. Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases, for The Washington Post. Alexander has covered dozens of crime stories, including that of Banita Jacks, a Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, and the murder trial in the death of slain federal intern Chandra Levy. In 2016, Alexander was part of the team of Washington Post reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a year-long investigation into fatal police shootings called "Fatal Force." Before covering crime, Alexander covered the airline industry and business travel for The P
Latest from Keith L. Alexander

D.C. man sentenced to 20 years in shooting of mother and young son

Anthony Bedney pleaded guilty to shooting a mother and her young son after a confrontation over Bedney’s riding a scooter near where children were playing.

June 24, 2022

Brian Schwalb wins D.C. attorney general primary, AP projects

Schwalb was endorsed by outgoing attorney general Karl Racine; he said in an interview he is not ‘Karl part two’

June 22, 2022

D.C. Public Defender Service names veteran lawyer as its new director

Heather Pinckney, who tried cases as a public defender for eight years with the office before starting her own firm, is returning as director.

June 21, 2022

Man convicted in 1977 takeover of D.C. buildings released from prison

Abdul Muzikir, now 67, was convicted of killing a 24-year-old news reporter as a group of Hanafi Muslims took hostages.

June 19, 2022

D.C. man convicted of first-degree murder in death of 81-year-old after robbery

Tyrone Williams and another person knocked Bobby Poole Jr. to the ground, and Poole died about a month later, prosecutors say.

June 8, 2022

Mom of 11-year-old killed by stray bullet confronts men convicted in son’s death

At the men’s sentencing hearing, Crystal McNeal, the mother of Davon McNeal, said her son looked up to the group responsible for his killing.

June 3, 2022

They thought it was road rage. But years later, police say a shooting on I-295 was far more elaborate.

Detectives believe 50-year-old Pedro Melendez-Alvarado was targeted as part of a revenge plot.

May 27, 2022

For members of Mother Emanuel, Buffalo shooting stirs painful memories

Rev. Eric S.C. Manning says that his community, and others traumatized by racist violence, need more from political leaders than displays of “false grief.”

May 22, 2022

Man sentenced to 25 years for fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend with screwdriver

Robert Dean, 64, was convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of 28-year-old Tamiya White.

May 20, 2022

Three men killed in separate shootings in District

Two men were killed in separate shootings in the District.

May 13, 2022