Brittany Hailer is an award-winning investigative journalist and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (PINJ) and 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.