Brittney Martin is a freelance journalist based in Houston. She writes about health, politics and all things Texas.
She was a member of the Dallas Morning News staff that received Pulitzer Prize recognition in 2017 for their breaking news coverage of the Dallas police shooting. 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. She uncovered a lead problem in the drinking water at state homes in Texas for the developmentally disabled. And she's a frequent contributor to The Washington Post including coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the Santa Fe High School shooting, and to Texas Monthly where she's covering the impact of COVID-19 on the state.
+ Her first Facebook Live video received 5 million views in 24 hours, and is definitely worth watching.