Michelle Boorstein

Washington, D.C.

Religion reporter

Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison, BA in journalism and history; New York University, MA in Near Eastern studies

Michelle Boorstein's path to her dream job as a religion reporter began as a kid, trying to make sense of a kosher Jewish home that had three sets of dishes: meat, milk and Chinese food. Her career included covering a small town, where she met and profiled the president of the International Julio Iglesias Fan Club. It also included a decade with the Associated Press that took her from Providence to Phoenix to Afghanistan. Her introduction to the Post and the DMV area was as a roaming feature reporter covering outside-the-Beltway Virginia. Boorstein received her BA in journalism and history f
Latest from Michelle Boorstein

Baltimore archdiocese is funding attorneys seeking to seal abuse proceedings

The Archdiocese of Baltimore confirmed that it is paying legal fees for a group of anonymous litigants seeking to halt public disclosure of a report into clergy sexual abuses.

November 29, 2022

Lawyers seek secrecy around release of Md. report on Catholic church sexual abuse

Lawyers for people named in a recent Maryland attorney general investigation's into child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have asked a judge to seal all court proceedings about releasing the report.

November 22, 2022

How the Colorado mass shooting unfolded — and ended — inside Club Q

Inside the shooting at a popular LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, where at least 5 people were killed and dozens injured when a gunman opened fire.

November 21, 2022

Suspect in deadly LGBTQ club shooting was subdued by patrons, Colorado police say

Colorado Springs police said five people were killed and at least 25 were injured in the shooting at the Club Q nightclub. The suspect was hospitalized.

November 21, 2022

Gunman kills 5 and injures 25 at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

Authorities identified the suspect was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, who was taken into custody, after clubgoers helped subdue the gunman.

November 21, 2022

    Colorado Springs resident mourns victims after mass shooting

    Samaria Sullivan, a Colorado Springs resident, paid her respects to the victims of a mass shooting that killed at least 5 people on Nov. 20 at Club Q.

    November 20, 2022

      Club Q shooting witness tries to make sense of tragedy

      Joshua Thurman, a longtime customer and former go-go dancer at Club Q, describes the shooting he witnessed at the LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs on Nov. 20.

      November 20, 2022

      Baltimore Archdiocese might contest Md. clergy sexual abuse report

      In a filing that contained contradictory statements, the Archdiocese appeared to criticize the Md. attorney general's findings.

      November 18, 2022

      Probe of Baltimore Archdiocese finds over 600 clergy sexual abuse victims

      The Maryland Attorney General says Archdiocese of Baltimore leaders failed to report many allegations or remove abusers. One parish had 11 abusers in 40 years.

      November 18, 2022

      Trump would act ‘like a little elementary schoolchild,’ former spiritual adviser says

      At a conference for Christian lawmakers, televangelist James Robison criticized Trump for focusing on "petty issues."

      November 17, 2022