Amy Brittain

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Louisiana State University, B.A. in Mass Communication; Columbia University, M.S. in Journalism (Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism)

Amy Brittain joined the investigative team of The Washington Post in 2013. She has contributed reporting to a wide range of investigative topics, including unregulated day cares, the Ebola epidemic and sexual harassment coverage. In 2016, she was part of a team of Post reporters who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for chronicling fatal shootings by police officers across the country. In 2017, Amy was named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for her series “Second Chance City,” which exposed lapses in the criminal justice system that led to devastating consequences for
Latest from Amy Brittain

Video, images and interviews deepen questions about role of pool deck in condo collapse

The Post interviewed more than a dozen experts and modeled the building to better understand the potential points of structural failure.

July 8, 2021

New accounts detail how New York health officials were told to prioritize coronavirus testing of people connected to Andrew Cuomo

Individuals familiar with the system said some with access to power were able to largely bypass delays in March 2020, an arrangement the governor’s office denied.

March 29, 2021

Andrew Cuomo’s family members were given special access to covid testing, according to people familiar with the arrangement

As part of the program, a state lab prioritized the results of well-connected people who were tested, even as average New Yorkers were struggling to get tested in the early days of the pandemic because of a scarcity of resources.

March 24, 2021

How Cuomo put a political loyalist in charge of New York’s vaccine rollout

Larry Schwartz, an airport concessions executive, has singular influence on the state’s vaccine distribution, while a 25-member state task force has been largely sidelined, according to people with knowledge of the process.

March 19, 2021

New York’s vaccine czar called county officials to gauge their loyalty to Cuomo amid sexual harassment investigation

Larry Schwartz, head of the state’s vaccine effort, acknowledged making the calls in response to an inquiry by The Washington Post, but said he did so as a 30-year friend of Cuomo and did not discuss vaccines.

March 14, 2021

Cuomo’s behavior created ‘hostile, toxic’ workplace culture for decades, former aides say

One woman who worked with Andrew M. Cuomo when he was housing secretary said he gave her a physical embrace in a hotel room in 2000 that was “too tight, too intimate.” Cuomo denies her account.

March 6, 2021

‘A place to fund hope’: How Proud Boys and other fringe groups found refuge on a Christian fundraising website pages raised more than $247,000 for people who claimed expenses related to the Jan. 6 rally in D.C. and other “Stop the Steal” events.

January 18, 2021

The Capitol mob: A raging collection of grievances and disillusionment

Social media sleuths, news accounts and court cases are revealing the identities of those who swarmed the U.S. Capitol. Here are some of their stories.

January 10, 2021

    Where Republicans in Congress stand on Trump’s false claim of winning the election

    The Washington Post asked Republicans in Congress three questions. Who won the presidential election? Where do you stand on Trump's efforts to claim victory? Will you accept Joe Biden as the legitimately elected president? Here's what they said.

    December 15, 2020

      D.C. Superior Court judge stepped down after questions about sexual assault allegation

      Carole Griffin of Alabama alleged that Truman A. Morrison III assaulted her when she was 16 and he was 32. Morrison said “sexual touching” of the teenager was “wrongheaded” but said he does not believe he forced himself on her.

      October 3, 2020