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Brett Simpson

Brett Simpson

Assistant Producer

Biography

Brett Simpson (she/her) is an assistant producer for Reveal. She is pursuing a master's degree at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she focuses on audio, print and investigative reporting. She has received fellowships from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the National Press Club, the White House Correspondents’ Association and the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center. She is also the graduate researcher at UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program. Most recently, Simpson reported breaking news for the San Francisco Chronicle and covered the coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times. She received a bachelor's degree in English at Princeton University, where she twice won the Ferris Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Projects in Journalism. Simpson is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Accountability

A transfer of power

As the nation swears in President Joe Biden, we look at the long shadow cast by the forces that brought Donald Trump to power.

Jan 23, 2021
Accountability

Democracy under siege

A mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, aiming to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. How did we get here?

Jan 9, 2021

Take no prisoners

During WWII, top military commanders hoped to conceal an American war crime. This is the story of an incident nearly lost to history.

Jan 2, 2021

Policing pregnancy

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, states could set abortion rules. Some already push the boundaries of patient privacy and shift civil rights to fetuses.

Dec 19, 2020
Accountability

The bad place

The graffiti says it all: “This is a bad place.” Why do states send children to facilities run by Sequel, after dozens of cases of abuse?

Nov 21, 2020
The Trump Era

Trump’s global echoes

Over the last four years, as Americans were consumed by endless Trump news, our partners at Coda Story have tracked his echoes on the global stage.

Nov 18, 2020
Accountability

United, we’re not

Where does America go from here? We talk with an asylum-seeking family, Georgia women on abortion and West Virginians on the impact of Black Lives Matter.

Nov 14, 2020
Criminal Justice

Stopping a movement

Millions of Americans have protested racism and police brutality. The federal government cracked down, filing charges against protesters in 31 states.

Oct 31, 2020