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
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 →
March 2, 2015
Thirty-five years after the Iran hostage crisis, a rare look inside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran. Continue reading →
February 28, 2015
Soccer’s a contact sport. Kids can get hurt. I’m not looking to bubble-wrap my kids, but I’d be lying if I said my wife and I weren’t increasingly uneasy while watching from the sidelines. Continue reading →
October 11, 2014
As San Francisco considers a tax on sugary beverages, NewsHour Weekend spoke with residents as they bought their favorite drinks. We asked: if the price of their beverage of choice increased, would it change their consumption behavior? Continue reading →