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

History’s love letters provide heartfelt glimpses of the ‘devoted’ and ‘besotted’

For Valentine’s Day, staff at the Library of Congress share samples from the days when people put pen to paper to express their feelings.

Nuns move out of Belmead on the James after former plantation in Virginia is put up for sale

Worried local residents say they fear that the land, which has a county-assessed value of more than $8 million, could be sold to developers.

‘My guardian angel’: He was homeless when they took him in. He became like family to them.

John Hornick and Sarah Alexander built a basement apartment in their D.C. home for Wilbert Anderson, who died last month at 76.

The rush to get millennials health insurance before the possible repeal of Obamacare

The rush to get millennials health insurance before the possible repeal of Obamacare

In the nation’s capital, health insurance outreach workers seek out “young invincibles” at happy hours, gyms and shoes launches