In a career spanning more than twenty years at the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown has served in a variety of roles, both on and off camera. As senior correspondent, he's conducted studio discussions and reported from the field on a wide array of domestic and international stories, and now regularly co-anchors the nightly news program.
As arts correspondent, he's profiled and interviewed many of the world's leading writers, musicians and other artists. As senior producer for national affairs for more than a decade, he helped shape the program's coverage of a range of areas, including the economy, healthcare, social policy, culture and the arts. In addition, he is the creator and host of "Art Beat", the NewsHour's online arts and culture blog. His work as correspondent and producer has garnered an Emmy, five Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and other honors.
Prior to joining The NewsHour, Brown helped produce numerous public television series for Media & Society Seminars, an independent production company headed by Fred W. Friendly. He attended UC Berkeley (B.A., Classics), the UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.).
Brown is married to Paula Crawford, an artist and professor at George Mason University. They have two children.
Jeffrey's Most Recent Stories
- February 20, 2015
For these trips, these stories, we calibrate the details so finely – the days away, the money spent, the interviews to be done, the shots we have to get, the places we have to get to. Take out one thing and it can all unravel. Continue reading →
- February 2, 2015
W. S. Merwin reads his poem “Rain Light” from his home in Hawaii. Continue reading →
- January 30, 2015
Despite the hoopla and the frenzied celebrity sightings, Sundance is still about the films. But what happens to all these movies after Sundance? Continue reading →
- January 26, 2015
This was in the New Frontier exhibition that’s showcasing a new world of virtual reality technology and its use in filmmaking. There was plenty of video game-like ‘immersion,’ Filmmakers are beginning to think through how to tell a complex story using VR, and you, the viewer, are suddenly in that story. Continue reading →