Amy Brittain

Investigative reporter, The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Investigative reporter



Amy has been on the investigative team of The Washington Post since 2013 and has specialized in reporting on topics of criminal justice and sexual assault, harassment and misconduct. In 2016, she was part of a team of Post reporters to win the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for a groundbreaking database effort to track fatal police shootings across the country. She has also been awarded a Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting, a Mirror Award for reporting on sexual misconduct and a James Beard Award for investigative reporting. She has twice been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards, which honor the top young journalists in the United States.

She broke the story of a pattern of sexual misconduct by longtime T.V. news journalist Charlie Rose, which resulted in his firing just hours after publication. Amy's new podcast, "Canary: The Washington Post Investigates" examines an allegation of sexual assault against a longtime judge in the District of Columbia.

20 October 2020

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