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Award Winning Journalist

Veteran broadcaster Campbell Brown is one of the most respected and recognizable faces in American news. She won an Emmy for her reporting during Hurricane Katrina; was on the trail during the last two presidential elections; and has made numerous trips to Iraq to report on the Iraqi elections, abuses at Abu Graib prison and the trial of Saddam Hussein.

Prior to joining CNN, where Brown became the only non-partisan cable news anchor at 8 pm, she was with NBC News for eleven years. While there Brown served as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Weekend Edition, the nation’s top rated weekend news program. 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 the network, she reported from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul II; and has traveled to Gaza and the West Bank to report on violence in the Middle East.

Brown served as NBC News White House correspondent during George W. Bush’s first term. She also covered then-Governor Bush’s presidential campaign, and spent over a month reporting from Austin, Texas, on the post-Election day Florida 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 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 also traveled extensively with President Clinton.

From 1996 to 1998, she 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.

Dan Senor and Campbell Brown met in Baghdad shortly after the start of the Iraqi War-with Senor serving as the Bush Administration’s Chief Spokesman in Baghdad (and Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer), and Brown in her role as the co-anchor of NBC’s Today Weekend Edition and primary correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. At the podium, the husband-and-wife team speaks about global affairs in the unique dual view as seen through the lens of media reporter and government policy-maker. Brown and Senor combine to share more than two decades of experience in politics, government and the press, in leading a spirited discussion.

EARLY YEARS: Brown started her career in local news as the 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, Md. and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. before joining the network.

Brown grew up in Louisiana, and graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, she spent a year teaching English in the former Czechoslovakia.

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