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 victims in the District of Columbia. Before joining The Post, Amy was the winner of the George Polk Award for exposing the rampant use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of police officers in New Jersey. Amy, a proud native of Shreveport, La., earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016- part of Washington Post team coverage of fatal police shootings across the country
Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, finalist in 2016
George Polk Award in 2011 - for metropolitan reporting that revealed anabolic steroid abuse by police officers and firefighters in New Jersey
Professional Affiliations: Investigative Reporters and Editors
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.
What happens when a secret becomes too much to bear? “Canary: The Washington Post Investigates” is a new podcast series about two women, separated by decades and united by their refusal to stay silent. Hosted by Amy Brittain.