Stephanie McCrummen is a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post, covering an array of subjects. Previously, she was the paper's East Africa bureau chief based in Nairobi. She has also reported from Egypt, Iraq and Mexico, among other places. She joined The Post in 2004 as a Metro reporter covering the suburban housing boom. Before that, she was a reporter for Newsday in New York. She is originally from Birmingham, Ala.