Michael Brice-Saddler

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering D.C. government and politics

Education: University of Maryland, College Park, BA in journalism

Michael Brice-Saddler covers D.C. government and politics for The Washington Post's Metro desk. He joined The Post in June 2018 as an intern after graduating from the University of Maryland. Before moving to local politics, he covered national and breaking news on the general assignment desk.
Latest from Michael Brice-Saddler

D.C. plan to issue 5,000 security cameras to drivers draws ACLU rebuke

The ACLU criticized the program, which would give cameras to delivery and ride-hailing service drivers, as a dangerous expansion of government surveillance.

June 7, 2023

D.C. reaches 100 homicides at the earliest time in the year since 2003

The mayor called the mark a “grim milestone.” It comes as she is seeking a new police chief, and federal lawmakers are focused on the city’s crime.

June 7, 2023

Bowser announces new sabbatical program for longtime D.C. agency leaders

Applications open Thursday for the new sabbatical program and a separate initiative to help veteran agency leaders plan their future in D.C. government.

June 1, 2023

D.C. Council approves 2024 budget, delays vote to cap rent increases

The council’s unanimous vote on the budget comes about two weeks after lawmakers moved to reverse some cuts proposed by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D).

May 30, 2023

D.C. official who led agencies focused on reducing gun violence dies

Linda Harllee Harper led two D.C. agencies tasked with reducing gun violence and seeking alternative ways to reduce crime.

May 26, 2023

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser launches action plan to revitalize downtown

City leaders are seeking to reverse declining tax revenue from office properties downtown that have become increasingly vacant.

May 24, 2023

Bowser names Ashan Benedict interim D.C. police chief

Benedict has served as the department’s executive assistant police chief since April 2021.

May 19, 2023

D.C. ranked-choice voting initiative could be headed to the ballot

The ballot initiative launched this week aims to open up primaries to independent voters and bring ranked-choice voting to the city.

May 18, 2023

D.C. Council votes to reverse some budget cuts, delays K Street plan

Tuesday’s vote on the fiscal 2024 budget was the first of two that the council will take before sending it to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) to sign.

May 16, 2023

D.C. Council poised to delay K Street plan, add buses and ride-hailing charge

The budget that the council is set to vote on Tuesday would restore D.C. Circulator routes and supports a 25-cent surcharge on ride-hailing trips.

May 15, 2023