Amy Goldstein, Class of 1975

  • Amy Goldstein, Class of 1975, is a staff writer at The Washington Post. Amy got her first taste of journalism working as a reporter and editor at the RH Factor, the student newspaper at James E. Sperry High School. She attended Brown University, where she received an A.B. degree in American Civilization in 1979. She worked as a reporter at the daily newspapers in Norfolk, Va., and at the Baltimore Sun.

    In 1987, Amy joined The Post, where she spent the next decade as a local education writer and regional health care reporter. She moved to the newspaper’s national staff to write about health care and government entitlement programs. From 2001 to 2004, she covered the White House with a focus on domestic issues.

    Currently, Amy is the newspaper’s national social policy reporter. She also has been involved in The Post’s coverage of other major news stories, including the events leading to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the shootings at Columbine High School, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and recent Supreme Court nominations. Amy 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.

    Amy Goldstein was honored with the Distinguished Alumni award in 2002.