The Washington Informer

The Washington Informer is a weekly newspaper published in Washington, D.C.. The Informer is female-owned and is targeted at the African-American population of the D.C. metropolitan area.[1]

The Washington Informer
PublisherDenise Rolark Barnes
EditorD. Kevin McNeir
Managing editorsD. Kevin McNeir
Sports editorJohn DeFreitas
Photo editorShevry Lassiter
Staff writersBarrington Salmon, Dorothy Rowley, Sam Collins,
FoundedOctober 16, 1964
HeadquartersWashington, DC
OCLC number60630464
WebsiteWashington Informer
The Washington Informer dispenser at Huntington metro station

At the 2011 Second Annual Ethnic Media Awards competition, the Informer received first-place honors for feature writing and local news.[2]

Editorial staffEdit

  • Publisher Emeritus – Dr. Calvin W. Rolark, Sr. (deceased)
  • Publisher – Denise Rolark Barnes [3]
  • Editor - D. Kevin McNeir
  • Photo Editor - Shevry Lassiter
  • Special Editions Editor - Dr. Shantella Sherman
  • Photographers - Shevry Lassiter, John DeFreitas, Roy Lewis, Travis Riddick
  • Sports Editor - John DeFreitas
  • Online Editor - Dorothy Rowley
  • Staff Writers - William Ford, Sarafina Wright, Lauren Poteat, Sam P.K. Collins
  • Graphic Design - Brian Young
  • Social Media Rep. - Stacey Palmer


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Insider's Guide: Denise Rolark Barnes, Publisher, Washington Informer". Cultural Tourism DC. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. ^ "The Washington Informer wins three first-place Ethnic Media Awards honors". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ "Black Capitol Awards to Honor Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes ( : News, video and live radio ..." Retrieved 2012-01-14.