Brittney Martin is an independent journalist based in Houston. She writes about health, politics and all things Texas. She is a 2021 Ira A. Lipman Center fellow at Columbia University School of Journalism.
She was a member of the Dallas Morning News staff that received Pulitzer Prize recognition in 2017 for their breaking news coverage of a 2016 mass shooting that left five police officers dead. She worked with the paper's investigative team to look into the shooter’s past, piece together his life before he was deployed to Afghanistan and detail the incident that took place there that changed his life. She spent three years covering a now-overturned Texas abortion law from Wendy Davis’ pink shoes all the way to the Supreme Court. And she uncovered high levels of lead in the drinking water at state-run homes in Texas for the developmentally disabled. She's a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and Texas Monthly, having covered Hurricane Harvey, the Santa Fe High School shooting, COVID-19 and the 2020 election.
+ Her first Facebook Live video received 5 million views in 24 hours, and is definitely worth watching.