joined The Washington Post in 1989 as a writer for the Style section. After several powerful first-person pieces, including a Pulitzer-nominated essay on her older brother's death, she was granted a twice-weekly column in the paper's Metro section.
Her column began in March 1992 and within a matter of weeks, Britt was getting sacks of mail, flowers and hundreds of phone calls from readers who wanted to applaud her courage,
her conviction and her knack for addressing subjects no one else had touched. In 1994, Britt was honored as co-winner of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary.
Britt speaks to readers in a personal way. A believer in firm family ties, moral guidance and discipline for young people, and common sense in politics, Britt displays outrage at injustice and tells how social
opportunities are affected by the color of skin.
After getting a master's in journalism from the University of Michigan in 1979, Donna Britt became a reporter and feature writer at the Detroit Free Press. Following a marriage, two sons and a divorce, she headed for Los Angeles where she covered Hollywood and directed the L.A. bureau of USA Today. After three years with USA Today, she joined the Post.
Britt, a native of Gary, Indiana, lives in suburban Maryland with her husband, Washington Post national reporter Kevin Merida, and three sons.
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