Local reporter covering crime, breaking news, and public safety issues Education: Masters in Journalism, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. ; B.A. American Studies, George Mason University
Clarence Williams has spent almost two decades in the streets at crime scenes, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of the night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington as the night police reporter for The Washington Post.
Clarence has been pepper-sprayed at World Bank-IMF protests, witnessed martial law curfews in Baltimore, covered the crime scene of a D.C. sniper victim, uncovered a deaf man wrongly jailed for 22 months in the District, and chased stories of fire, drug dealing and general mayhem across the Washington region.
Reporting assignments sent him from the Rugby World Cup in Australia to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, to the fields of Honduras and to nearly every difficult neighborhood in the District.
Honors & Awards:
2014 Pulitzer Finalist for Breaking News - a lead writer of The Washington Post staff coverage of the deadly Navy Yard Shootings
First Place National Press Club Journalism Awards for Breaking News 2014 for Navy Yard coverage