Announcement from Live News Editor Josh Freedom du Lac and General Assignment Editor Keith McMillan:

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Brice-Saddler has joined the General Assignment reporting team.

Michael was a member of The Post’s exceptional summer intern class of 2018, earning accolades for his writing touch and shoe-leather reporting skills. When 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was killed in D.C. in July, Michael canvassed the scene to find witnesses to the shooting. The details he reported — about a mother’s anguished cries, after her young daughter was shot on the way to get ice cream — brought humanity to the tragedy. He finished his run of coverage on Local with a resonant story about the aftermath of another D.C. slaying: “His fiancee was killed on a run in Logan Circle. He was left with the rest of his life.”

Before his Post internship, Michael worked as a Washington bureau reporter for the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service, writing about local and national politics. He has also interned at the Baltimore Sun, SBNation and Vice Sports.

Michael (@TheArtist_MBS) graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism and a Society of Professional Journalism award for his work on the Diamondback. He is a Baltimore native who for some reason became a passionate fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. He once had aspirations to play professional basketball, but they faded when his height peaked at 5 feet 10 and he failed to make the varsity basketball team in high school.