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

At a military base on edge, a loud boom prompts panic and massive response at Navy Yard

At a military base on edge, a loud boom prompts panic and massive response at Navy Yard

Reports of a shooter renewed fear in the Navy Yard building where a gunman went on a rampage in 2013. No gunman was found Thursday.

Boy had been on park swing two days when he was found dead, officials say

Boy had been on park swing two days when he was found dead, officials say

Ji’Aire Donnell Lee, who was alive when he was put in the swing, died of hypothermia and dehydration.

Woman scales 30-foot pole to remove Confederate flag at S.C. statehouse

Woman scales 30-foot pole to remove Confederate flag at S.C. statehouse

Before getting arrested, she took down the symbol that has flown in Columbia since 1962.