Welcome! I'm Deanna, a 2018 alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Now based in the Bay Area, I most recently worked as a staff writer at the Brentwood Press, covering a bit of everything of local interest in East Contra Costa County.
Prior to relocating to the West Coast, my experience was primarily in political and community reporting. I have been published in several local and nationwide outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Virginian-Pilot, Kansas City Star and more. I am passionate about solutions journalism, community engagement and speaking truth to power.