Photo gallery: Women of the crime beat

Kara Rieger, photographer

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The St. Louis Post Dispatch crime reporters Kim Bell, Christine Byers, Valerie Schremp Hahn and Denise Hollinshed presented for the Women of the Crime Beat speaker series in the journalism lecture hall Tuesday, Feb. 27. The reporters shared their reasons for writing and some of their craziest experiences. “[During] my entire childhood, I dreamed of being a writer,” Denise Hollinshed said. “I wanted to write the stories that make people laugh and make people cry.”

Learn more about the Women of the Crime Beat in Audrey Bern’s video here.