Brittany Hailer


Brittany Hailer is an award-winning investigative journalist and educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a staff writer with The Marshall Project-Cleveland. She is the former co-founder and director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and former Assistant Teaching Professor of Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. As director of PINJ, Brittany has investigated how the pandemic has impacted the Allegheny County Jail, including the jail's kitchen, its use of solitary confinement, and isolation of the sick. For over two years, she has tracked the deaths of those in the custody of the Allegheny County Jail.

Her work has also appeared in Spotlight Pa, Sierra Club Magazine, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, and PublicSource and has been funded by The Pulitzer Center, Google News Equity Fund, and Pittsburgh Media Partnership.

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