Ms. Amy Goldstein
- 2002 winner, National Reporting category
For two decades, Amy Goldstein has been a staff writer for The Washington Post, where she writes nationally about social policy issues.
Goldstein joined The Post in 1987 and covered education and health care locally for a decade before becoming the newspaper’s national health policy reporter. When George W. Bush was elected president, she began to cover the White House with an emphasis on domestic issues, focusing on the politics and policy questions surrounding Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, welfare, housing, government regulation and the federal judiciary. In her current beat, she divides her time between in-depth pieces on social policy and other high-profile national stories.
She has been involved in The Post's coverage of many of the most notable news events of recent times, including 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, and the past four Supreme Court nominations.
A graduate of Brown University, she previously worked at the Baltimore Sun and began her career at The Ledger-Star and Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. Her work has won many 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 also was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting for an investigative series of articles she co-wrote on the medical treatment of immigrants detained by the federal government. She spent 2004-05 as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.