Jeffrey Brown is a senior correspondent and chief arts correspondent for the PBS NewsHour.
In his 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. Recently, Brown presented a multi-year series, "Culture at Risk," about threatened cultural heritage in the United States and abroad. He created and hosts the NewsHour's online "Art Beat" and also hosts 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 News & Documentary Emmy Award and multiple CINE Golden Eagle Awards. 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 degree (D.H.L) from Wesley College, and attended the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Jeffrey’s Recent Stories
Arts May 04Three New Looks on the National Mall
The National Mall here in Washington, D.C., is indeed a national treasure, but it's one that is in some disrepair. The Trust for the National Mall has just held a competition to design three new sections in oft-neglected areas on…
Arts May 0440 Years After Gaye’s Hit, John Legend Explores ‘What’s Going On…Now’
Jeffrey Brown talks to singer-songwriter John Legend and producer Harry Weinger about Marvin Gaye's hit record, "What's Going On," on its 40th anniversary.
Arts Mar 30Conversation: Woody Guthrie at 100
Woody Guthrie was born 100 years ago this July. He died in 1967 at the age of 55, but he left behind a legacy as one of this nation's greatest songwriters and troubadours. That legacy is being celebrated this year…
Arts Oct 14Architect Moshe Safdie Uplifts the Skyline and Spirit of Kansas City
Jeffrey Brown speaks to Moshe Safdie, architect of the Kauffman Center in Kansas, about the moral purpose of architecture and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location.
World Jan 07U.S. Ambassador to Haiti: The Emergency Is Not Over Yet
The emergency response phase in Haiti is not yet over, but the process of reconstruction is moving forward, Ambassador Kenneth Merten told Jeffrey Brown this week in Port-au-Prince. "We are at the one year point now, and things have been…
Health Jan 06Video Dispatch: Battling Cholera in Rural Haiti
Jeffrey Brown is in Haiti this week reporting on reconstruction efforts after last year's earthquake. He's also following up on the country's ongoing cholera outbreak, which has killed more than 3,300 Haitians. He filed this dispatch on the…
World Jan 03Video Dispatch: Haiti, a Year Later
Jan. 12 will mark one year since a powerful earthquake rocked Haiti. The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown is reporting in Port-au-Prince and beyond this week on life in the country a year later, the recent cholera outbreak and more. Brown…
Politics Oct 07Justice Breyer on Weight of Decisions Such as Bush v. Gore, Gitmo
Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Thursday afternoon about his new book "Democracy at Work" and life on the court -- and he asked the high court judge a few additional questions for our…
Nation Apr 30A Downbeat Derby Weekend: Writer Trots Out Horse Racing’s Money Woes
This annual running of the Kentucky Derby -- this weekend marks the 136th running -- is meant to mark a joyous time of the year, with its frilly hats, mint juleps, betting slips, and of course, the horses.
World Apr 12Egypt’s Foreign Minister Discusses a Nuclear-Free Middle East
The two-day nuclear security summit that President Obama is hosting in Washington this week is grand in terms of the number of countries attending, but tightly focused in its stated agenda: Finding ways to secure the materials — highly…