We are The Washington Post reporters who broke the story about Roy Moore’s sexual misconduct allegations. Ask Us Anything!
We are Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites of The Washington Post, and we broke the story of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, who ran and lost a bid for the U.S. Senate seat for Alabama.
Stephanie and Beth both star in the first in our video series “How to be a journalist,” where they talk about how they broke the story that multiple women accused Roy Moore of pursuing, dating or sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers.
Stephanie is a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post. Before that she was our East Africa bureau chief, and counts Egypt, Iraq and Mexico as just some of the places she’s reported from. She hails from Birmingham, Alabama.
Beth Reinhard is a reporter on our investigative team. She’s previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, National Journal, The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post.
Alice Crites is our research editor for our national/politics team and has been with us since 1990. She previously worked at the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress.
EDIT: And we're done! Thanks to the mods for this great opportunity, and to you all for the great, substantive questions, and for reading our work. This was fun!
EDIT 2: Gene, the u/washingtonpost user here. We're seeing a lot of repeated questions that we already answered, so for your convenience we'll surface several of them up here:
Q: What about Beverly Nelson and the yearbook?
This question came up after the AMA was done, but unequivocally the answer is none. It did not happen in this case nor does it happen with any of our stories. The Society of Professional Journalists advises against what is called "checkbook journalism," and it is also strictly against Washington Post policy.
Q: What about net neutrality?
We are hosting another AMA on r/technology this Monday, Dec. 18 at noon ET/9 a.m. PST. It will be with reporter Brian Fung (proof), who has been covering the issue for years, longer than he can remember. Net neutrality and the FCC is covered by the business/technology section, thus Brian is our reporter on the beat.
Thanks for reading!