Pamela Ashley Brown

Published : Aug 29 2013 | Modified : Oct 21 2016

Pamela Ashley Brown is an American television reporter and newscaster. She presently works as the national Justice Correspondent at CNN and at the same time coordinates New Day, a morning show at 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 father in specific, John Y. Brown, is former Governor of Kentucky. Her grandfather John Y. Brown, Sr. was also a politician and her half-brother John Y. Brown, III is the former Secretary of State, Kentucky. And here's a fun fact you should know about Pamela's mmother, as a trivia: Phyllis took maternity leave from her duties on CBS' NFL pregame show, The NFL Today in order to give birth to Pamela.

Ashley graduated from Henry Clay High School with outstanding grades in Lexington and got a bachelors degree in Broadcast journalism upon graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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 the coverage of national and international stories. Her high profile of 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 then joined CNN in the year 2013 and started anchoring the morning show New Day along with Kate Bolduan, Michael Pereira, and Chris Cuomo. As mentioned above, today she serves as the network's Justice correspondent and is in charge of various issues concerning law enforcement or even the Department of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court. CNN Newsroom also uses Brown as a key fill-in anchor.

It has been 3 years since Brown first joined the CNN family and in all that time, the achieved journalist has reported on a wooing number of breaking news such as the Boston marathon bombings, the historic Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling the Cleveland kidnappings, the San Bernardino and Brussels terrorist attacks. Furthermore, her professionalism led Brown last year, in 2015, in France, where she reported from Paris on the investigation that had been conducted about the terrorist killing rampage that began at the headquarters for the French newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. She has also travelled to Germany to report on the criminal investigation into the ill-fated Germanwings Flight 9525.

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.

According to sources, she's not a show ruler - however her mother facilitated a yearly Miss America gathering for her companions. "No, no, no," says Brown. "I'm attempting to make tracks in an opposite direction from that." The 22-year-old blonde graduated in May with a news-casting degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a journalist on the college's "Carolina Week"; in summer 2004 she interned for Sen. Hillary Clinton. A family companion proposed Channel 8 would be a decent place to dispatch her profession; she began as a general task columnist three weeks back. Really pleasant for a first occupation! News keep Bill Lord denied whispers that Brown's family got her the gig. "We do have various passage level positions, yet it's irregular for it to be an on-air position," Lord recognized. "She had a decent tape. She's extremely balanced reporting in real time. She has a ton of capacities that show she will be an exceptionally solid player." Said Brown: "I'm here to buckle down, and I'm not going to give unimportant tattle a chance to act as a burden."

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 admits to being a pizza lover as well. She is a fan of both Carolina Blue and Wildcats.

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