Brittany Britto is an award-winning journalist who reports on higher education in Houston and areas in Texas for the Houston Chronicle.
Prior to her position at the Chronicle, she was a general assignment features blogger and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where she wrote about arts, entertainment, local notables, travel and quirky things happening around the Baltimore area. Her most noteworthy works were award-winning pieces on Baltimore culture, including stories on the enduring local dance scene; the chicken box, a Baltimore carryout staple, and a piece on Baltimore’s distinct vernacular and language.
More recently, Brittany was named a Maynard 200 fellow by the Maynard Institute, which aims to train 200 journalists of color within the next five years to improve diversity within journalism.
She earned honorable mention from the 2019 Society for Features Journalism’s Excellence-in-Features Awards and four awards in 2018 for her cultural features coverage and was named SFJ’s Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellow in 2018.
Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more.
Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.
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