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In his more than 30-year career with the NewsHour, Brown has served as co-anchor, studio moderator, and field reporter on a wide range of national and international issues, with work taking him around the country and to many parts of the globe. As arts correspondent he has profiled many of the world's leading writers, musicians, actors and other artists. Among his signature works at the NewsHour: a multi-year series, “Culture at Risk,” about threatened cultural heritage in the United States and abroad; the creation of the NewsHour’s online “Art Beat”; and hosting the monthly book club, “Now Read This,” a collaboration with The New York Times.
Brown is author of a collection of poetry, titled "The News", and serves as an advisor to the Sun Valley Writers Conference. His numerous honors include a Peabody Award and a News & Documentary Emmy Award. He earned a bachelor's degree in classics from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, an honorary doctorate from Wesley College, and attended the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Jeffrey Brown lives in New York City.
In 1889, one of the richest men of his age, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, wrote “The Gospel of Wealth,” calling on those with money to use it to promote the general good. Now comes “From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel…
“A Doll’s House,” the classic 19th-century play by Henrik Ibsen, is getting a new Broadway adaptation starring one of today’s biggest stars, Jessica Chastain. She plays Nora Helmer, one of the most iconic characters in theater history. Chastain sat down…
Barter Theatre, which opened during the Great Depression and is thriving 90 years later, is known for bringing regional themes to its rural Appalachian stage. Jeffrey Brown visited Abingdon, Virginia, to show the changing face of the area for our…
In some ways, Sunday’s Academy Awards mark big advances in diversity. Last year, more top movies starred women of color than in the previous 16 years. But there are still notable gaps, particularly for women behind the camera. Rebecca Sun,…
David Chipperfield is one of the world’s most prolific architects, with buildings all around the world. The British architect on Tuesday was awarded his profession’s most distinguished honor: the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Chipperfield about his life…
Artificial intelligence is everywhere and part of our conversations about education, politics and social media. It's also a hot topic in the arts world as programs that generate art using AI are widely available to the public. But what goes…
During the past twelve months of war, Ukrainians have demonstrated their courage and resilience in countless ways. One group of artists is responding in the best way they know how. Through dance, they are bringing their work and stories to…
The film with the most Oscar nominations this year, “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” became a surprise, breakout hit for audiences and critics. The movie's star, Michelle Yeoh, has already nabbed a Golden Globe and now has a chance to…
Nikky Finney is a National Book Award winning-poet, professor and advocate for social justice and cultural preservation. Jeffrey Brown went to South Carolina to see how that mission has now taken on very personal meaning. It’s part of our arts…
Popular composer Burt Bacharach died Wednesday at the age of 94. The hit-maker won six Grammys, three Oscars and is known for such melodies as "Walk on By," "I Say a Little Prayer," and dozens of others. Jeffrey Brown has…
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