O’Neal Parker Scores Magazine Fellowship at WaPo

From an internal announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    We’re pleased to announce that we’ve selected Lonnae O’Neal Parker for a one-year Magazine fellowship as a staff writer.

    Lonnae, who has been working as a reporter for Metro in Prince George’s County, has long been known for her fine eye for detail and narrative-writing abilities. Those skills were most recently on display in three provocative Page One stories on Calvin Coolidge Senior High School as part of the D.C. schools project for Investigative, but her thoughtful writing and unique voice have graced the pages of the Post as she ascended from Metro intern to the obits desk to Style and then to Metro. In 2000, she won Columbia University’s award for distinguished work in the coverage of ethnicity in America and her story “White Girl” was made the subject of a special broadcast of ABC’s “Nightline.” After Hurricane Katrina, Lonnae wrote a narrative mini-series documenting the struggles of the Larche family as they tried to start anew here in Silver Spring. Her 2002 Post Magazine story “The Donna Reed Syndrome” provided inspiration for her recently published book “I’m Every Woman: Remixed Stories of Marriage, Motherhood and Work.”

    We look forward to making the most of Lonnae’s many strengths in the
    Magazine. She began work last week.