Jeffrey Brown is the chief correspondent for arts, culture and society at 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
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…
Economy Mar 24Michael Lewis Explores the Financial Meltdown in ‘The Big Short’
The author of several well-known bestsellers including "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side," Michael Lewis has written about a wide variety of subjects, ranging from how the Oakland A's baseball team picks its players to the Silicon Valley tech…
Arts Jan 15Forum: Rocco Landesman Will Answer Your Comments and Questions
I recently had the chance to talk with new NEA chairman Rocco Landesman for an interview we aired earlier this month. Landesman was an interesting choice for the position, coming from the commercial…
Arts Apr 29Novelist Junot Diaz Weaves Cultures and Languages
From the 'Fuku' of the Dominican Republic to Klingon from Star Trek, the world of author Junot Diaz is a vibrant mix of cultures and languages. He discusses his influences and winning the Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for his…