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

Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

Ceremony marks anniversary of  Navy Yard shooting

Navy officials read the names of the 12 people killed in the rampage and tolled a bell in their memory.

A good whuppin’? Adrian Peterson child abuse case raises old debate

A good whuppin’? Adrian Peterson child abuse case raises old debate

Spanking as a method of discipline has been debated for decades, especially in the African American community where the “switch” was both feared and revered.

A Navy Yard survivor’s story of pain and recovery

A Navy Yard survivor’s story of pain and recovery

A year after the shooting rampage that killed 12, Jennifer Bennett has become an inspiration to co-workers.