Evan Allen

Evan Allen joined the Globe in 2011 as a freelance reporter covering the suburbs. She joined the staff in 2013, and has covered police, breaking news, and major events including the Boston Marathon bombings. She has also done investigative and narrative projects.

Allen is now a member of the newsroom’s narrative team, where she focuses on crime.

Latest stories

After a hard past, she had found joy

By and , Globe Staff

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien had overcome so much, and she thought she had found her “happy hubby.” Now, he’s charged with killing her.

We’ll see a cold weekend, but warmer temperatures are in sight

By , and , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

The arctic freeze gripping Boston is set to culminate Sunday when temperatures are forecast to plummet to minus 2 degrees in the early morning and the windchill to minus 20.

Roslindale gas main fire has been burning since Sunday night

By and Martha Schick , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

Work crews were digging nearby to put in a temporary line and reroute the gas so National Grid could shut it off.

For homeless people, the cold is life-threatening

By and Sarah Betancourt , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

Advocates say they’ve never seen cold weather this bad for this long. For people on the streets, the cold can quickly bring on frostbite — or worse.