Brendan L. Smith

Freelance Journalist

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I am a freelance journalist and communications consultant with 25 years of experience working for newspapers, magazines, websites and nonprofit organizations across the country. I've covered just about every beat in the newsroom. 

After graduating with honors in journalism from the University of North Carolina, I covered a wide variety of beats for newspapers in North Carolina, Florida and New Mexico. After moving to Washington, D.C., I was the news editor and an award-winning investigative reporter at Legal Times. As a freelance journalist,   my articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Hyperallergic, Washington Diplomat and other publications.

Some of my articles and my resume are available using the links above. Please contact me
at news(at) with any inquiries.