Amy Brittain

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Testing is expected to begin in a matter of weeks in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

  • Jan 9, 2015

It was the deadliest year in about a decade for kids in unregulated homes as state officials seek more oversight.

  • Dec 30, 2014

A friend of the caller’s was asked to spend time with her after she had about 13 ambulance rides a month.

  • Dec 20, 2014

Remy Jones repeatedly did not show up for work.

  • Dec 9, 2014

Witnesses in the shooting of Michael Brown can’t agree, and the evidence can’t settle the questions.

  • Dec 6, 2014

Testimony does not clarify some of the most crucial details of the confrontation between Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson.

  • Nov 25, 2014

One of the grand jury witnesses talks about the harassment he endured while living in Ferguson.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Joseph Allen, 1, is the third child to be killed in a blaze at an unlicensed Va. home in the past month.

  • Oct 22, 2014

The president, in his weekly radio address, says “we can’t give in to hysteria or fear.”

  • Oct 18, 2014

The plans follow a recent Washington Post series on in-home providers, which aren’t regulated by the state.

  • Sep 23, 2014
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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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