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Evan Allen

Former Reporter


Evan Allen was an investigative reporter on the Globe's Narratives and Quick Strike investigative teams.

She began freelancing for the Globe in 2011 and joined the staff in 2013. She has covered police, breaking news, and major events including the Boston Marathon bombings.

She was part of a team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series about dangerous drivers. She won the Scripps Howard Award and the Meyer "Mike" Berger Award for a story about the life and crimes of a violent man who wants to change.

She has been a finalist for the Livingston and Goldsmith awards, and her work has been published in The Best American Newspaper Narratives.

Allen writes about the criminal justice system and the people who work and live within it. Sometimes this means investigating how police and prosecutors do their jobs, and sometimes it means taking a deep dive into the lives of offenders to understand what forces shape the people our society locks up. Her work often examines poverty, addiction, abuse, and racism.

She grew up in Quincy, Mass., where she still lives with her husband, daughter, and two very bad cats. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in writing, literature, and publishing.