Brittany Lyte is an award-winning reporter for Hearst Newspapers. Her writing has covered a wide range of topics, from the plight of transgender youths in Boston to the life of an accused cannibal and the mental health system that failed him.
Her investigation into undocumented toxic waste buried beneath residential properties in suburban Connecticut earned numerous state, regional and national accolades and inspired the state legislature to adopt a new real estate disclosure law to better protect homebuyers. Officials in a coastal New England town instituted 401(k)-style retirement plans for all new hires following the publication of her series exposing the town’s severely underfunded pension system.
Greatest hits include learning to fly an M-26 Air Wolf, monitoring sleep-deprived election workers during a four-day vote recount and uncovering how a man could search desperately for days for his missing wife only to find her body had been lying on the floor next to their bed all along.
Brittany holds a degree in journalism from Boston University.