Features writer Brittany Britto leaving The Sun

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Amid a fresh round of buyouts and other turnover happening at The Sun, Baltimore’s paper of record is losing another reporter with a talent for covering the arts and culture of the city.

Brittany Britto, who’s been working on the features desk for just shy of three years, announced her departure today. This is her final week not just on the job, but in Baltimore altogether.

Britto has not responded to a message from Baltimore Fishbowl requesting comment on her decision to leave and future plans.

A graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Britto arrived at the paper at the beginning of 2016. Over the last three years, she’s amassed a long list of stories ranging from quirky features, entertainment-centric news and internet-savvy finds to deep dives into the cultural traditions of Baltimore. Among our favorites: these stories on the chicken box, the racial nuances of ‘Bawlmer-ese‘ and Baltimore club dance moves.

This year, Britto received the honor of being named a 2018 Society of Features Journalism Diversity Fellow.

Her departure comes as others are leaving The Sun, be it from buyouts for those who’ve been there 10 years or longer, or simple attrition. Britto’s exit is part of a small, but notable exodus at the paper’s arts desk. Last month, The Sun bid farewell to Wesley Case, a longtime features reporter and nightlife reviewer who left for a gig with sports startup The Athletic, and to Tim Smith, an institution of a critic for classical music, theater and, more recently, restaurants.

Veteran State House reporter Michael Dresser also departed this month after taking a buyout, becoming among the first editorial staffers to do so. Parent company Tribune Media is seeking to meet financial targets via buyouts that, if not achieved, could call for “further workforce reductions.”

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Ethan McLeod

Senior Editor at Baltimore Fishbowl
Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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