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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter

Staff writer for the Washington Post

Author of Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and published author. 

Amy is a staff writer for The Washington Post, where she writes nationally about social policy issues. Goldstein joined The Post in 1987 and worked for the next decade as a local education writer and regional health care reporter. She then moved to the newspaper’s national staff to write about health policy, covering health care debates in Congress, the White House and federal agencies–and exploring ways the health care system was evolving around the United States. 

She has been involved extensively in The Post’s coverage of major news stories in recent years. They include the Monica Lewinsky scandal and impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the killings at Columbine High School, the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, early casualties in the Iraq war, recent Supreme Court nominations, and various Washington dramas, such as the criminal trial this year of a senior White House aide.

Goldstein previously worked as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun and the Ledger-Star and Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. A native of Rochester, N.Y., she holds a degree in American Civilization from Brown University. Her work has won many journalism awards over the years. She was part of a team of Post reporters that won the 2002 Pulitzer prize for national reporting for the newspaper’s coverage of 9/11 and the government’s response to the attacks. She spent 2004-05 as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

In April 2017, Amy Goldstein published her first book Janesville: An American Story which has been nominated for the Financial Times and Mckinsey business book of the year award.


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