William Brangham joined the PBS NewsHour in Washington as a Senior Correspondent in May 2015. He covers a wide range of stories, including breaking news, both online and on the broadcast. Previously, Brangham was a producer, cameraman and correspondent for PBS NewsHour Weekend in New York City. In that role, he reported from around the world, including assignments in Iran, Western Europe and many parts of the United States.
Brangham was an early adopter of the “shooter-producer” model of digital journalism, and has been filming his own stories for over thirteen years. Prior to joining the NewsHour, he was a producer and correspondent for Need to Know on PBS and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He has also worked for Bill Moyers’ Journal and NOW on PBS, and has worked on projects for Frontline, The New York Times’ television division, ABC News and National Geographic. Brangham’s work has been nominated for several Emmy Awards, and received a special award from the Columbia University School of Journalism for excellence in reporting on race in America.
William's Most Recent Stories
September 9, 2015
A PBS NewsHour crew reports from the Hungarian border this week, as the flood of migrants and refugees into Europe continues to overwhelm. Correspondent William Brangham, and producers Saskia de Melker and Jon Gerberg posted these photos from a makeshift camp where hundreds wait in limbo. Continue reading →
August 29, 2015
The fact that many people died in the floods because they wouldn’t leave their animals behind — as well as the sight of hundreds of abandoned cats and dogs after the flood waters receded — prompted major changes to state and federal laws regarding the evacuation of pets during disasters. Continue reading →
July 21, 2015
Dr. Martin Couney created and ran incubator-baby exhibits on the island from 1903 to the early 1940s, and though he died in relative obscurity, he was one of the great champions of this lifesaving technology and is credited with saving the lives of thousands of the country’s premature babies. Continue reading →
March 29, 2015
Indiana Governor Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency because of 79 H.I.V. cases among injection drug-users in the southern part of the state. Continue reading →
March 21, 2015
If you’re a college hoops fan, you’ve likely been waiting all year for the NCAA’s March Madness tournament. You made your picks, filled out your bracket, wagered a few dollars. But it turns out, you’re also breaking the law. Continue reading →