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.
Before covering crime, Alexander covered the airline industry and business travel for The Post’s financial section, where he also wrote the weekly Business Class column. Alexander was a contributor to the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Virginia Tech campus shootings and a contributor to The Post’s 2006 series and subsequent book, “Being a Black Man.” He has appeared on numerous national and local TV and radio news programs, including the Today show, MSNBC, “CBS Morning News,” “NBC News With Brian Williams,” ESPN, PBS’s “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” and “BET News.”
Before joining The Post in early 2001, Alexander also wrote for USA Today, Businessweek magazine and the Dayton Daily News.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize, 2016
Polk Awards, 2016
National Association of Black Journalists awards
Livingston Awards finalist, 2002
Paul Robeson Award, Howard University School of Communications
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Black Journalists