Campbell Brown anchors Campbell Brown, a daily prime-time news program that airs on CNN at 8 pm, ET. Brown, the only non-partisan cable news anchor at 8 pm, takes a common sense approach to reporting the day's news, talks to newsmakers, and moderates lively discussions and debates with those who represent all points of view.
Prior to joining CNN, Brown worked with NBC News for 11 years. While there, Brown served as co-anchor of Weekend Today. She also served as the main substitute anchor for Brian Williams and a primary correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and the weekday Today show. For NBC, she provided award-winning reporting on Hurricane Katrina and covered the last two presidential elections and the death of Pope John Paul II. Brown made several trips to Iraq to report on the Iraqi elections, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and the trial of Saddam Hussein. She also traveled to Gaza and the West Bank to cover events in the Middle East.
Brown served as NBC News' White House correspondent during President George W. Bush's first term. She covered Bush's first presidential campaign and spent more than a month reporting from Austin, Texas, on the post-election recount story.
Prior to covering the Bush campaign, Brown had been a Washington, D.C.-based NBC News correspondent. Joining the network in 1998, Brown was first assigned to cover President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial. After that, she was assigned to the Pentagon, reporting on the war in Kosovo. During her time in the Washington bureau, Brown traveled extensively with Clinton.
From 1996 to 1998, Brown was a correspondent for the NBC News Channel, where she covered national breaking news stories such as the crash of Swiss Air Flight 111 and the pope's historic visit to Cuba for NBC affiliates, MSNBC and CNBC. During that time, she was also a substitute anchor for the network's then overnight newscast NBC Nightside.
Brown started her career in local news as a political reporter covering Kansas politics for KSNT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Topeka, Kan. She then moved to WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Va. Brown also reported for WBAL-TV in Baltimore and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., before joining the network.
Brown graduated from Regis College in Denver with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. After graduation, she spent a year teaching English in the former Czechoslovakia.