Amy Brittain joined The Washington Post’s investigative team in 2013. Previously, she was an investigative reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., and winner of the 2010 George F. Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for the series “Strong At Any Cost,” which detailed the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of New Jersey law enforcement officers and firefighters. She has interned at MLB.com in San Diego, The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C.
Brittain holds a B.A. in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she studied at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. She is a native of Shreveport, La.