Darryl Fears joined the Post in 1999 as a general assignment reporter on the Metro staff. He went on the cover race, demographics and immigration on the national desk, and, for a brief time, urban affairs in the District of Columbia. He helped conceptualize and launch the award-winning 2006 project on race, "Being A Black Man." Recently he covered the Interior Department, focusing on wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay. He won a Pulitzer Prize in for his work on the 2019 climate team project "2C: Beyond the Limit." He currently covers environmental justice. Before joining the Post, he was a staff writer for the Detroit Free Press, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and the Los Angeles Times. He is a native of the Tampa Bay area and attended Howard University. He lives in the DC area with his wife and two stepsons.