Pamela Ashley Brown

By: Nancy Baker | Aug 29 2013

Pamela Ashley Brown is presently the national correspondent at CNN. She is an American Television newscaster and reporter who coordinates New Day, a morning show at CNN. She joined CNN in the year 2013.

Born in the year 1983 to John Y. Brown, Jr., a politician and businessman, and Phyllis George, a former Miss America and also a business woman, Pamela was actually named after her aunt Pamela Brown, who had died at a young age in an accident. Her grandfather John Y. Brown, Sr. is also a politician and her half-brother John Y. Brown, III is the former Secretary of State, Kentucky. She did her graduation at the University of North Carolina. She got a bachelors degree in Broadcast journalism. During her college days, she worked as a reporter in Carolina Week of University of Carolina.

Pamela Brown started her career with ABC7 and moved on to News Channel 8 in Washington D.C. Her work was recognized when she was nominated for an Emmy. She held the post of special projects anchor. The work involved covering national and international stories. Her high profile news coverage includes Hurricane Sandy, blizzard of 2010, and the metro train derailment. Pamela Brown also did a brief stint as an intern for Hillary Rodham Clinton, when she held the post of New York Senator. She joined CNN in the year 2013 and is at present anchoring the morning show New Day along with Kate Bolduan, Michael Pereira, and Chris Cuomo.

Brown is totally dedicated to her work though initially there were rumors that she had got her job because of her political background. She was one of the journalists who travelled to earthquake hit Haiti and reported on the destruction, and later the rebuilding process. She strongly fights against human sex trafficking and has done a detailed report in US as well as other places in the world. The exclusive investigation done by her is being used in human trafficking conferences and also in schools to create awareness about the alarming trend among the public. One of her reports on child exploitation has led to the arrest of a child pornographer, according to Federal officials.

Pamela Brown resides in New York City at present. She actively involves herself in various charitable organizations like the Special Olympics and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She loves playing basketball, poker, horse racing, and pizza. She is a fan of both Carolina Blue and Wildcats.

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