Join us for a conversation with Emma Brown, the Washington Post reporter who broke the Dr. Blasey Ford story.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh rocked the country last fall, sparking millions to say #ibelieveher. Quickly it became the most significant story at the busy intersection of the #MeToo movement and the Trump presidency -- with Kavanaugh’s ultimate ascension to the highest court in the nation. Dr. Ford’s story may never have been told if not for investigative reporter, Emma Brown. Responding to an anonymous tip, Brown found and gained the trust of Dr. Ford to tell her private, painful, and extremely important account to the world.
Amy Nelson, CEO of The Riveter, will talk with Emma Brown about Dr. Ford’s story, what came after, and the fuel for her new book, How to Raise a Boy: Rethinking Gender in America After #MeToo.
Emma Brown is a reporter with the Washington Post. She worked as a wilderness ranger and as a middle-school math teacher before discovering journalism during an internship at High Country News, a magazine that covers the American West.
Brown has her BA in anthropology from Stanford University, her MA in teaching from the University of Alaska Southeast, and her MA in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She worked as an intern at the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Boston Globe before joining The Washington Post in 2009. She started out writing obituaries for the newspaper and covered local and national education from 2011 to 2017.