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
July 6, 2015
One man walked directly up to me and asked if I had any mushrooms to sell him. I thought, “Really? Do I look like that guy?” The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well concert in Chicago was a scene — a three-day “happening” of music, community and history — and we were part of it. Continue reading →
June 15, 2015
Deciding to go to Cuba was the easy part, for all the obvious reasons: the history, the politics, the culture, the place, the fact of it being — the cliché is true — so close and yet so far away. Continue reading →
June 10, 2015
He’s the son of migrant workers and today Juan Felipe Herrera becomes the next U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Latino to hold the position. Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown met Herrera at the place where it all started. Continue reading →
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 →