- Scott Higham
- Staff Writer
Scott Higham is a member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. Since joining The Post as a Metro reporter in 2000, he has examined the deaths of D.C. foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the unsolved murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy, 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 Abu Ghraib project was a Pulitzer finalist for national reporting. The Homeland Security series received an Investigative Reporters and Editors award. He also coauthored an investigative book with colleague Sari Horwitz published by Scribner called “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.” Before joining The Post, Scott worked for the Allentown Morning Call, The Baltimore Sun and The Miami Herald, where he handled local government beats, criminal courts and investigative reporting assignments. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.