Investigative reporter Education: Georgetown University, B.A. in English
Aaron Davis is an investigative reporter who joined The Washington Post as a staff writer in 2008. He has covered local, state and federal government, as well as the aviation industry and law enforcement. Davis shared in winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2018. He was a member of a reporting team credited with changing the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing candidate Roy Moore's alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and subsequent efforts to undermine the Post's journalism that exposed it. Previously, Davis was a member of a Post team that was Pulitzer finalist for coverage of the 2013 mass shooting at the Navy Yard. He has also been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award for investigative reporting and winner of the California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Public Service. Before joining The Post, Davis reported for the Associated Press, the San Jose Mercury News, Florida Today and USA Today. He is a 1999 graduate of Georgetown University.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, 2018, for coverage of Alabama Senate race
Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, 2018, for coverage of Alabama Senate race
Finalist - Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, 2014, for coverage of Navy Yard shooting
Finalist - Livingston Award for International Reporting, 2004, for coverage of outsourcing of high-tech jobs
Though Purdue Pharma has long borne the brunt of criticism for its role in the crisis, newly unsealed court records thrust a spotlight on a handful of obscure drug manufacturers that by 2006 — as the death rate was still accelerating — were selling the bulk of opioid pills flooding the country.