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
June 15, 2016
We’ve been reporting on the ground in Orlando since a gunman opened fire on a crowded nightclub Sunday. We spoke with people at an LGBT community center, a local mosque, a blood donation center and a vigil for victims of the shooting. We spoke with people in the Puerto Rican community and people on the street. Here’s what they said. Continue reading →
June 12, 2016
At the LGBT Center of Central Florida in Orlando, community members and allies gathered on Sunday to grieve for the victims of the early morning massacre at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando. Continue reading →
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 →