The Washington Post

Scott Higham

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The Republican presidential candidate’s teenage brush with the law came during an unsettled time in his life.

  • Jan 21, 2016

The first charges against the comedian after dozens of allegations are related to a 2004 case.

  • Dec 30, 2015

While a powerful state lawmaker, Rubio urged officials to grant his brother-in-law a real estate license.

  • Dec 30, 2015

The GOP presidential hopeful touts his life story but doesn’t discuss his brother-in-law’s central role in a cocaine ring.

  • Dec 12, 2015

Society is loath to convict officers, so civil court is often the best place to get results. But there, awards vary widely.

  • Nov 3, 2015

This weekend’s event will be the first paid-admission concert on “America’s front yard,” and that worries activists.

  • Sep 22, 2015

The ethics committee finds that the members where unaware that their travel was financed by state oil firm

  • Jul 31, 2015

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others face challenge of limiting terrorists’ voice while preserving global platforms for expression.

  • Jul 16, 2015

EXCLUSIVE | A confidential report says 10 Congress members and 32 staffers received hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and travel from Azerbaijan.

  • May 13, 2015

The ruling sends a powerful signal to corporations that the improper use of confidentiality agreements will result in civil fines and possible criminal penalties.

  • Apr 1, 2015
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Scott Higham is a member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. Since joining The Post, he has examined the deaths of foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, and conflicts of interest on Capitol Hill. The foster care project received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism grand prize. The Abu Ghraib project was a Pulitzer finalist for national reporting. Higham and his colleague Sari Horwitz also examined the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. That 13-part series led to the arrest of the true killer in the case and became the basis for a book, “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery,” which was named as a finalist for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

Before joining The Post, Higham worked for the Allentown Morning Call, the Baltimore Sun and the Miami Herald, where he handled government beats, criminal courts and investigative assignments. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.
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