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
For one firm, the tight margins of federal work meant it wasn’t able to pay its health insurance premium, leading to a lapse in coverage for employees who also lost five weeks of wages. Now they’re bracing for the possibility of another shutdown after Feb. 15.
Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose.
The allegations stem from news reports, first in The Washington Post on Tuesday, in which researcher Jonathon Morgan acknowledged creating a misleading Facebook page targeting conservative voters in Alabama and also buying retweets to test his ability to provide “lift” for social media messages.
The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, "likes" and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site's users without their permission.