Announcement from Cameron Barr, Anne Kornblut, and Laurie McGinley, and Kathryn Tolbert:
We’re thrilled to announce that Amy Ellis Nutt, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Newark Star-Ledger, will join The Washington Post as a science writer on the health, science and environment team. A relentless reporter and powerful narrative writer, Amy won the Pulitzer in feature writing for her story, “The Wreck of the Lady Mary,” which investigated the mysterious sinking of a fishing boat off the New Jersey coast. In 2009, she was a finalist in the same category. In 2004-2005, Amy was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and has taught journalism at Columbia and Princeton.
Before the Star-Ledger, she was a writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated and in a previous lifetime taught philosophy at Tufts University. She is the author of several books, including “Shadows Bright as Glass: One Man’s Remarkable Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph” and the forthcoming “The Teenage Brain” with neurologist Frances Jensen.
A native New Yorker, she’s a lifelong Yankees fan, but is looking forward to living in a National League city for a little change of pace. Her parents, four siblings and 12 nieces and nephews are looking forward to visiting.
Amy will start Sept. 15. Please join us in welcoming her to Washington and The Post.