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

Actor Richard Gere to present awards at N Street Village Gala celebrating homeless women in D.C.

Actor Richard Gere to present awards at N Street Village Gala celebrating homeless women in D.C.

Hollywood star Richard Gere is set to present awards at this year’s annual gala hosted by N Street Village, a shelter for homeless and low-income women in Washington.

Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old

Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old

Police said Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Md., helped dispose of the remains of Nicole Madison Lovell.

A hidden world: Desperation for hundreds of homeless families in D.C. motels

A hidden world: Desperation for hundreds of homeless families in D.C. motels

At the Days Inn, Tiera Williams and her four kids share a tiny motel room. There are 730 families just like them.

A covenant with God fulfilled after a blizzard brings D.C. to a standstill

A covenant with God fulfilled after a blizzard brings D.C. to a standstill

The son of two rabbis needed to be circumcised on the 8th day after his birth. But the snow was a challenge.