Michael Brice-Saddler

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering D.C. government and politics

Education: University of Maryland, College Park, BA in journalism

Michael Brice-Saddler covers D.C. government and politics for The Washington Post's Metro desk. He joined The Post in June 2018 as an intern after graduating from the University of Maryland. Before moving to local politics, he covered national and breaking news on the general assignment desk.
Latest from Michael Brice-Saddler

Prince George’s officer injured, suspect shot during chase, police say

The suspect and officer were released from a hospital with nonfatal injuries. Police believe the two suspects are connected to a string of recent burglaries.

January 21, 2024

D.C. Lottery seeking new platform for troubled sports betting app

Lottery officials said Thursday they were seeking to replace its gambling platform, which has generally underperformed and is marred with repetitional issues.

January 19, 2024

D.C. SNAP recipients will get temporary boost in February, city says

The boost follows a months-long disagreement between the D.C. mayor and council on whether implementing the boost was viable.

January 12, 2024

In reversal, Bowser administration will implement temporary SNAP boost

Facing an imminent legal challenge, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration reversed course late Wednesday and said it would administer the D.C. Council’s policy.

January 4, 2024

Half of Black D.C. residents lack easy access to health care, analysis shows

The numbers underscore the troubled state of health outcomes for Black residents in the nation’s capital, who for decades have been disproportionately affected by illness.

January 3, 2024

D.C. Council may sue Bowser administration over food assistance benefits

The council has asserted that the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has ignored city law by declining to boost SNAP benefits.

January 2, 2024

Wages and health care: New Year’s Day brings new laws to the DMV

Though little is changing in the District, lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia passed more than a dozen new laws that take effect Monday.

December 31, 2023

D.C. police investigating fatal shooting of teenager

Officers were called to a Northwest Washington hospital where the male teenager had arrived with a gunshot wound, police say.

December 30, 2023

Fate of D.C. Council plan to boost food assistance remains murky

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration says spending constraints will prevent budget-mandated SNAP boost, but an opinion from the attorney general raises legal questions.

December 28, 2023

D.C. Council member Vincent Gray won’t seek reelection amid health challenges

Gray told The Washington Post that he made the decision with his wife, in part after reflecting on his health, which declined after a stroke in December 2021.

December 20, 2023