Amy Brittain

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The charge was meant to clean up a river. Nearly $3 million has gone to personnel and school field trips.

  • May 9, 2015

In Washington to seek billions in aid from the World Bank, Alpha Condé struggled with feelings of defeat.

  • Apr 19, 2015

Survivors of strokes, gunshot wounds and car crashes take part in Adaptive Fitness Games at a D.C. hospital.

  • Mar 28, 2015

FDA issues new guidelines for the use of testosterone amid rising concern that men without medical need are using the hormone

  • Mar 24, 2015

Investigators believe he was attempting a traffic stop; a woman in the passenger seat was taken to the hospital.

  • Mar 7, 2015

Across Guinea, repercussions from the Womey killings have left a legacy of shame and embarrassment.

  • Feb 28, 2015

Newsroom colleagues noticed the anchor’s willingness to take stories to their limit — and beyond.

  • Feb 14, 2015

The strategy to combat smallpox may be used again.

  • Feb 14, 2015

In Guinea, scientists ready to test vaccines and treatments worry about finding enough victims.

  • Feb 10, 2015

But the country may have a harder time eliminating the disease than did neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.

  • Feb 5, 2015
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Amy Brittain joined The Washington Post’s investigative team in 2013. Previously, she was an investigative reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., and winner of the 2010 George F. Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for the series “Strong At Any Cost,” which detailed the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of New Jersey law enforcement officers and firefighters. She has interned at in San Diego, The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C.

Brittain holds a B.A. in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she studied at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. She is a native of Shreveport, La.
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