Brittany M. Brown is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Mississippi. She is currently a reporter with the Gulf States Newsroom, NPR’s Southern Hub for Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Brittany covers criminal justice issues in the three states and is based at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson.

Before joining the Gulf States Newsroom, Brittany was the inaugural Emerging Reporters Fellow with Mississippi Today, where she covered Mississippi’s criminal legal system, before being hired full time by Mississippi Today as the criminal justice reporter.

Brittany is completing her master’s thesis project in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her reporting and research interests include injustice, incarceration, race and ethnicity in the South, oral history and documentary storytelling about Black and Latino communities.

She is a proud member of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, Investigative Reporters and Editors and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Brittany graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2019. 

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