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

For Michael Brown’s family, grieving in the public eye

For Michael Brown’s family, grieving in the public eye

Since the day her son died, Lesley McSpadden has had to express reason, rage and sorrow in the open.

For a returning Ebola aid worker, 21 days of uneasiness

For a returning Ebola aid worker, 21 days of uneasiness

Brett Sedgewick supervised Ebola burial teams in Liberia before coming home to his pregnant wife.

Mourners gather at Barry’s turkey giveaway

Mourners gather at Barry’s turkey giveaway

For years, the former D.C. mayor and councilman gave away thousands of turkeys to the poor.