Scott Higham
Staff Writer

Scott Higham is a member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. Since joining The Post, he has examined the deaths of foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, and conflicts of interest on Capitol Hill. The foster care project received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism grand prize. The Abu Ghraib project was a Pulitzer finalist for national reporting. Higham and his colleague Sari Horwitz also examined the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. That 13-part series led to the arrest of the true killer in the case and became the basis for a book, “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery,” which was named as a finalist for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Before joining The Post, Higham worked for the Allentown Morning Call, the Baltimore Sun and the Miami Herald, where he handled government beats, criminal courts and investigative assignments. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Latest by Scott Higham

Inspector general warns against nonprofit’s gag provisions

More than half of IRD’s separation agreements contain clauses that violate federal whistleblower laws.

Federal security programs chill whistleblowers, critics say

Federal security programs chill whistleblowers, critics say

Some fear the programs designed to stop government leaks may also keep employees from reporting problems.

SEC urged to restrict nondisclosure agreements

SEC urged to restrict nondisclosure agreements

Whistleblower groups charge that corporations are seeking to silence employees who might report fraud.

Workplace gag orders on the rise

Secrecy agreements create chilling effect for whistleblowers who want to report waste, abuse and fraud.