In Depth

Joel Brown, CBS Newspath Correspondent

Background: Mr. Brown got his professional start early.

TV News Talent

While a student at Howard University, he was an anchor-reporter at Howard’s WHUT-TV. In 2000, he received the Radio-Television News Directors Association’s Ed Bradley Award for Excellence in Student Journalism. After a short stint as a researcher and assistant at ABC News’ “20/20” and “Primetime,” he headed for KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas, where he produced the late-night weekend newscasts, and later reported and co-anchored the evening newscast. Three years later, he was hired as a reporter for high-energy WSVN-TV in Miami. During his three years there, his big stories included the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case and the historically busy 2005 hurricane season. CBS Newspath hired him a year ago and based him in Washington, D.C.

Buzz: His has been a fast TV trajectory that has had him covering the presidential transition and is about to find CBS News making more use of him. Mr. Brown’s got the attitude, work ethic and skills for so much more. Ask anyone who’s seen his work on the pre-dawn “CBS Morning News.”