Brittany Shammas

Washington, D.C.

General assignment reporter

Education: Michigan State University, BA

Brittany Shammas is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. She previously worked for the Miami New Times and the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Latest from Brittany Shammas

The U.S. created a Memorial Day moment of silence. Here’s what to know.

The National Moment of Remembrance asks that Americans pause their Memorial Day fun for 60 seconds at 3 p.m. to celebrate the nation's fallen soldiers.

May 29, 2023

Judge enters not-guilty plea for Idaho stabbing suspect Kohberger

Bryan Kohberger, charged in the stabbing murders of four Idaho college students, declined to enter a plea during his arraignment Monday, so the judge did it for him.

May 22, 2023

Bryan Kohberger indicted in University of Idaho student killings

Kohberger is accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death in November, when, prosecutors say, he broke into their house around 4 a.m.

May 17, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: France to train and equip several Ukrainian battalions with armored vehicles and light tanks

Germany’s latest military package is likely to include Leopard tanks, other armored vehicles and reconnaissance drones, a top Ukrainian official said.

May 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Battle for Bakhmut intensifies; U.S. authorizes transfer of forfeited Russian assets to Ukraine

Ukraine needs more time before launching its long-anticipated spring counteroffensive against Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

May 11, 2023

Here’s how rockets from Gaza test Israel’s Iron Dome

Amid intensifying tensions, a familiar sound returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.

May 11, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Ukrainian forces advance near Bakhmut, officials say

The claimed Ukrainian advance came on the heels of Victory Day, when Russia commemorated the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany in World War II.

May 10, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Wagner chief criticizes war effort as Putin presides over scaled-back Victory Day; U.S. announces new aid

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a $1.2 billion aid package aimed at bolstering Ukraine’s air defenses and sustaining its ammunition supply.

May 9, 2023

Texas gunman fantasized over race wars on social media before mass killing

Online posts by the gunman were littered with references to violent, hateful fantasies as well as numerous photos of the mall where he killed eight adults and children and wounded seven others.

May 9, 2023

Texas mall shooting victims included young sisters, security guard

Although authorities had not identified any of the eight people killed by Monday afternoon, details began trickling out through their loved ones.

May 8, 2023