Hanna Krueger is an investigative reporter who has worked on the Globe’s quick strike team since the fall 2022. She’s reported on a globetrotting murderer, far-right extremism, police misconduct and a Russian arms smuggling ring. Previously, she spent three years as a general assignment reporter, a role that took her to the Boston fish pier, a storied Chinatown eatery, dozens of Vermont country stores, a Malden billiards hall, dive bars, COVID wards and the shores of Cape Cod. She was one of 14 Globe journalists to hit the road in 2022 for the “Two Weeks in America” project, logging more than 4,031 miles from Kansas City to Seattle and meeting a mermaid, a Lakota legend and a Sundance Kid impersonator along the way. In 2023, she published a cover story, years in the making, for Globe Magazine – titled “The Problem of the French King Bridge” – centered on a mother’s quest to erect suicide barriers on a bridge in central Massachusetts.
Before joining the Globe in 2019, she served as a breaking news reporter at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. She wrote an award-winning series entitled “Profiles in Death,” which explored the city’s unique relationship with mortality. Before that, she spent a year as a production assistant for NBC News in Washington, DC. Krueger grew up in Saint Louis and attended Amherst College, graduating with a degree in English Literature and a litany of sports injuries.