Brittany Hailer is a freelance reporter and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with master’s in fine arts from Chatham University. She taught creative writing classes at the Allegheny County Jail and Sojourner House as part of Chatham’s Words Without Walls program. She has won several awards for her creative work.
In 2017, for PublicSource, she wrote a ten-part series -- “Voices Unlocked” -- exploring how the U.S. penal system has shaped identity and life of many Pittsburgh residents. That series also aired on local NPR news station 90.5 WESA. In 2018, she reported on the opioid crisis in South Western Pennsylvania for six months in a PublicSource series called "The Fix."
Brittany has also covered stories on drug addiction, race, development and motherhood.
She is a Justice Reporting Fellow for 2018 John Jay/Langeloth Foundation Fellowship on “Reinventing Solitary Confinement.”