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

Michelle Obama: ‘Did you know that African-American slaves helped to build’ the White House?

Michelle Obama: ‘Did you know that African-American slaves helped to build’ the White House?

Her 2009 comments come to mind as we think about acknowledging the contributions made by slaves.

Resident at D.C. General Shelter: “Living here is like living in hell”

Resident at D.C. General Shelter: “Living here is like living in hell”

This is what it feels like inside the Washington’s largest shelter, where more than 460 children live, and where 8-year-old Relisha Rudd lived before a shelter janitor took her away from the shelter. Relisha has been missing since March.

D.C. family homeless shelter beset by dysfunction, decay

D.C. family homeless shelter beset by dysfunction, decay

The disappearance of 8-year-old girl was part of a pattern of problems at the blighted former hospital.

Wayne Curry’s final interview and lasting legacy

Wayne Curry’s final interview and lasting legacy

The former Prince George’s County executive was weakened by cancer but proud of his accomplishments.