DeNeen L. Brown
Staff Writer

DeNeen L. Brown is an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post.

Brown has covered night police, education, courts, politics and culture. She has written about the black middle class, poverty, the homeless, arts and gentrification. As a foreign correspondent, DeNeen Brown traveled throughout the Arctic to write about climate change and indigenous populations.

In 2006, DeNeen Brown won First Place in Narrative Features in the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors’ Excellence-in-Feature-Writing Contest. DeNeen Brown won the 1999 Award for Non-Deadline Writing by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Latest by DeNeen L. Brown

Why the number of couples applying
to say ‘I do’ rose dramatically in D.C.

Why the number of couples applying <br>to say ‘I do’ rose dramatically in D.C.

Applications for marriage licenses shot up by more than 5,000 in the last four years.

14 couples say ‘I do’ on Valentine’s Day in rare opening of D.C. Superior Court

14 couples say ‘I do’ on Valentine’s Day in rare opening of D.C. Superior Court

For the first time in decades, the courthouse opened on a weekend to perform weddings.

Remembrance wall dedicated to 12 victims of Navy Yard shooting

Remembrance wall dedicated to 12 victims of Navy Yard shooting

Quiet space for reflection built inside Building 197

Navy Yard workers return to the scene of deadly rampage

Navy Yard workers return to the scene of deadly rampage

About 400 people began trickling into the renovated building on Monday. Some were eager; others nervous.