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
January 23, 2016
The lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has people across the nation wondering about their own possible exposure to the toxic metal. “When pediatricians hear anything about lead, we stand up straight, and we freak out,” says Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director … Continue reading →
January 20, 2016
Viennese psychologist Hans Asperger ran a clinic for autistic children in the 1930s and is considered by many to be one of the first to diagnose and define autism as we know it today. But what became of Asperger during WWII, and more importantly: was the psychiatrist also a Nazi sympathizer? Continue reading →
December 2, 2015
A local San Bernardino reporter was caught in the middle of the shootout between police and the alleged suspects from today’s mass shooting in Southern California. Continue reading →
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 →