Emma Brown

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Stanford University, BA in anthropology; University of Alaska Southeast, MA in teaching; University of California at Berkeley, MA in journalism

Emma Brown is a reporter on the investigative team. She worked as a wilderness ranger and as a middle-school math teacher before discovering journalism during an internship at High Country News, a magazine that covers the American West. She came to The Washington Post in 2009 and wrote obituaries and covered local and national education before joining the investigative team in 2017.
Latest from Emma Brown

Rep. Scott Perry played key role in promoting false claims of fraud

Those involved with the insurrection have repeatedly pointed to Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) as the chief conduit for the House GOP Conference to the White House in Trump’s quest to overturn his defeat.

June 23, 2022

John Eastman says Ginni Thomas invited him to speak on ‘election litigation’

During a hearing largely devoted to outlining Eastman’s role in what the committee described as a scheme to steal the presidency, he posted online a copy of an email that he said Thomas sent him on Dec. 4, 2020

June 16, 2022

Court filing offers new evidence of post-election breach in Coffee County, Ga.

A cybersecurity executive who has aided efforts by election deniers to investigate the 2020 vote said in a recent court document that he had “forensically examined” the voting system used in Coffee County, Ga., the strongest indication yet that the security of election equipment there may have been compromised following Donald Trump’s loss.

June 12, 2022

Ginni Thomas pressed 29 Ariz. lawmakers to help overturn Trump’s defeat, emails show

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged that state lawmakers “choose” presidential electors, a responsibility that belongs to Arizona voters under state law.

June 10, 2022

Amy Coney Barrett received $425,000 book payment, records show

Annual financial-disclosure reports released by the Supreme Court show the justices were paid thousands to teach at law schools and give speeches.

June 9, 2022

Georgia county under scrutiny after claim of post-election breach

Effort by county official to investigate 2020 contest underscores growing threat to election security, experts say

May 13, 2022

Judge bars indicted official Tina Peters from overseeing 2022 elections

Tina Peters, the embattled GOP elections clerk in Mesa County, Colo., is facing multiple investigations, and 10 counts from a grand jury indictment, stemming from allegations of election equipment security breach and campaign finance violations.

May 11, 2022