Scott Higham is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter on the Investigative Unit at The Washington Post. Higham joined The Post in 2000. For the past six years, he has examined the confluence of forces fueling the opioid epidemic. He received Emmy, Peabody, George Polk, and DuPont awards for his work in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he was a lead reporter on The Post’s “Opioid Files” investigation, which was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for public service.
He is the co-author of American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry. In 2002, he shared the Pulitzer for investigative reporting for a series examining the deaths of foster children in Washington, D.C. Higham was also part of the team that won the Pulitzer for National Reporting in 2016, digging into fatal police shootings and the civil consequences for families and municipalities.