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.
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
August 9, 2016
In the new book “Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets,” Luke Dittrich tells the story of the man known to science for decades under that moniker. But Dittrich does something more, because the man who performed the lobotomy on Henry Molaison was Dittrich’s own grandfather. Continue reading →
August 4, 2016
“Secondhand Time” is the first book by Alexievich to appear in English since she was awarded the Nobel and it continues her series of works exploring the long sweep of Soviet culture and politics. Continue reading →
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 →