PBS NewsHour Weekend Producer William Brangham To Join Weekday Program As Correspondent

Washington, DC (April 23, 2015) — PBS NewsHour Weekend producer William Brangham is set to join the NewsHour in Washington as a correspondent. He will serve as a general assignment reporter and cover breaking news and events for NewsHour reporting both online and on broadcast. His recent contributions to NewsHour Weekend, which launched in September 2013, include reports from Iran and throughout Europe and the United States as well as filling in as anchor.

“I am thrilled that we are able to reach within the NewsHour family and will soon be welcoming one of the Weekend show’s great assets to NewsHour’s efforts here in Washington,” said executive producer Sara Just. “William is a multi-talented journalist who has shot and produced many of his own reports for the past 14 years. His creativity and enthusiasm to present news across every platform will be an invaluable asset.”

Prior to joining NewsHour, Brangham was a producer and correspondent for PBS’s Need to Know, and has worked for Frontline, Bill Moyers’ Journal, and NOW. He’s also worked on projects for ABC News, National Geographic, and The New York Times video division. His work has received several Emmy nominations and he is the recipient of an award from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism for excellence in reporting on race in America.

“I’m incredibly excited to join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and the entire NewsHour team,” said Brangham. “These are complicated, challenging times, and the NewsHour’s role in helping citizens better understand the forces shaping the world around us has never been more important.”

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