Aaron C. Davis

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Georgetown University, B.A. in English

Aaron Davis is an investigative reporter who joined The Washington Post as a staff writer in 2008. He has covered local, state and federal government, as well as the aviation industry and law enforcement. Davis shared in winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2018. He was a member of a reporting team credited with changing the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing candidate Roy Moore's alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and subsequent efforts to undermine the Post's journalism that exposed it. Previously, Davis was a member of a Post team that was Puli
Latest from Aaron C. Davis

Uber leveraged violent attacks against its drivers to pressure politicians

In Uber’s push for global expansion, the ride-hailing company saw clashes with taxi cab workers as a way to win public sympathy, leaked records show.

July 11, 2022

Mich. gubernatorial candidate arrested on Jan. 6 Capitol riot charge

An outspoken Trump supporter who has focused his campaign on false claims of election fraud, Kelley allegedly waved on the mob headed into Capitol and tore inauguration-stage scaffolding.

June 9, 2022

Wesley Hawkins, talk of the Jackson hearings, describes life after pornography sentence

His 2013 sentence has become a target for Republicans in the battle over Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for the Supreme Court

March 25, 2022

The child pornography case at the center of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearing

What is known about the 2013 sentencing in a child pornography case of a D.C. resident that has become a focus of Republican criticism of Jackson’s judicial record.

March 24, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson passionately defends her sentencing of sex offenders

The Supreme Court nominee, in highly personal terms, rejects the suggestion by some Republicans that she let sex offenders off the hook.

March 22, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson pledges independence and neutrality in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Jackson, who will be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court if confirmed, spent her official introduction before the Senate Judiciary Committee detailing her approach as a judge, describing it as narrowly focused on resolving the issues before her.

March 21, 2022

Which U.S. communities sent money to support the Canadian trucker protests?

Residents in wealthy enclaves from Beverly Hills to suburbs of Austin to Florida beach communities sent millions of dollars to support trucker convoys that occupied the Canadian capital and shut down commerce, according to a Washington Post analysis of leaked fundraising data.

February 15, 2022

Potential pick Ketanji Brown Jackson would make history as first federal public defender on Supreme Court

If nominated and confirmed, Jackson would be the first former federal public defender on the high court and the first justice since Thurgood Marshall with extensive criminal defense experience.

February 11, 2022

Possible Supreme Court nominee, former defender, saw impact of harsh drug sentence firsthand

An uncle sentenced to life in prison under a “three-strikes” law appealed to Ketanji Brown Jackson for help. She referred him to another lawyer, leading years later to his release.

January 30, 2022

Biden White House concludes Jan. 6 preparations hurt by lack of high-level intelligence-sharing

Review of what went wrong — and new trainings — drive effort to prevent, prepare for future attacks.

January 5, 2022