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.