Welcome reporter Danielle J. Brown to the Florida Phoenix

Danielle J. Brown

Danielle J. Brown joins the Florida Phoenix full time on Monday, following exemplary work as a legislative intern.

She’s covered everything from vaping regulations to reforms in the treatment of pregnant inmates and parental consent for minors to get an abortion.

Brown has worked at a Leon County public school for several years, in an after-school program for elementary students. And her reporting interests include K-12 education and higher education, as well as gender equality and feminist issues.

She is a 2018 graduate of Florida State University, majoring in English with a focus in editing, writing, and media.

While at FSU, she served as an editorial intern for International Program’s annual magazine, Nomadic Noles.

In fall 2019, she did an editorial internship with Rowland Publishing, where she wrote for the Tallahassee Magazine, Emerald Coast Magazine, and 850 Business Magazine.

She was born and raised in Tallahassee and has reviewed community theater productions for the Tallahassee Democrat.

She spends her downtime traveling to all corners of Florida and beyond to practice lindy hop.

Diane Rado
Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.