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

Murdoch confided Trump was going ‘increasingly mad’ as Fox pushed false claims

The media executive's astonishingly candid assessments are found in thousands of pages of internal Fox documents released as part of a lawsuit by Dominion.

March 7, 2023

Amish country farmers say George Santos took puppies, left bad checks

One breeder recounted how the future member of Congress made off with four golden retrievers, leading to a criminal charge in 2017.

February 10, 2023

Justice Department asks FEC to stand down as prosecutors probe Santos

The request is the clearest sign to date of an active criminal investigation examining the congressman’s campaign finances.

January 27, 2023

Santos campaign briefly reported $254,000 in payments to ‘anonymous’

The payments stunned experts, who said they called into question the accuracy of the congressman’s broader financial filings.

January 27, 2023

‘I felt like we were in “Goodfellas’’’: How George Santos wooed investors for alleged Ponzi scheme

Accounts gathered by The Post provide fresh insight into how Santos pitched Harbor City to investors, including a real estate agent who says he lost $50,000.

January 25, 2023

Harbor City called George Santos a ‘perfect fit.’ The SEC called the company a fraud.

The inside story of the New York congressman and the now-shuttered Florida firm that employed him for more than a year.

January 15, 2023

George Santos was paid for work at company accused of Ponzi scheme later than previously known

The New York congressman is said to have received payments from Florida-based Harbor City Capital as late as April 2021, income he has never disclosed.

January 11, 2023

For John Eastman and Clarence Thomas, an intellectual kinship stretching back decades

The Supreme Court justice and the lawyer who worked to help Trump try to overturn the 2020 election have a remarkable relationship that began years before Eastman served as Thomas’s clerk, a Post examination found.

December 23, 2022

Advocates seek federal investigation of multistate effort to copy voting software

Evidence of the effort by Trump supporters surfaced in a long-running lawsuit over the security of Georgia’s voting system.

December 13, 2022

Advocate tells lawmakers of ‘stealth’ efforts to influence Supreme Court

The Rev. Robert Schenck told the House Judiciary Committee about efforts to sway justices; Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) dismissed his allegations as "fake."

December 8, 2022