Jeffrey Brown

About Jeffrey

In a career spanning more than twenty years at the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown has served in a variety of roles, both on and off camera. As senior correspondent, he's conducted studio discussions and reported from the field on a wide array of domestic and international stories.

As arts correspondent, he's profiled and interviewed many of the world's leading writers, musicians and other artists. As senior producer for national affairs for more than a decade, he helped shape the program's coverage of a range of areas, including the economy, healthcare, social policy, culture and the arts. In addition, he is the creator and host of "Art Beat", the NewsHour's online arts and culture blog. His work as correspondent and producer has garnered an Emmy, five Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and other honors.

Prior to joining The NewsHour, Brown helped produce numerous public television series for Media & Society Seminars, an independent production company headed by Fred W. Friendly. He attended UC Berkeley (B.A., Classics), the UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.).

Brown is married to Paula Crawford, an artist and professor at George Mason University. They have two children.

Jeffrey's Recent Stories

Arts Nov 15

Tig Notaro laughs through her darkest moments

Tig Notaro has found a way to make life’s trials and uncomfortable moments funny. After surviving a potentially deadly infection, breast cancer and her mother’s death, Notaro is now healthy and enjoying a prolific television and comedy career. The comedian…

Arts Nov 14

How Amy Tan’s family stories made her a storyteller

Amy Tan was going to write a book about writing. But what came to her mind instead were memories of childhood, reflections on family treasures, photos, documents. In “Where The Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir,” Tan explores revelations about her…

Arts Dec 19

31 books you should add to your holiday reading list

Hello viewers and book lovers -- you know who you are -- and welcome to our holiday book picks. We asked members of our staff to recommend books that moved them this past year, newly published works but also oldies…

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