Times Reveals Identity of ‘Kristen’

The New York Times breaks the news first: "Kristen," the prostitute that Eliot Spitzer has been associated with in a federal affidavit, is a 22-year-old named Ashley Alexandra Dupre.

Serge Kovaleski and Ian Urbina got it first. The story was time-stamped at 5:49 p.m. She was interviewed last night, and the paper confirmed with an independent source that Ms. Dupre is indeed "Kristen."

Mr. Kovaleski, who the Times hired in June 2006, came to the paper from the Washington Post, and before that, was a City Hall reporter for the Daily News. Times Reveals Identity of ‘Kristen’