Advocating For Yourself
As the Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, Pamela Brown has learned how to stay the course when someone tries to shake her off. She knows the art of the follow up question that gets the answers she wants - a skill she honed as a professional member of the press and also as a woman who has built her career by knowing her value, advocating for herself and persisting.
My Family's Alzheimers Journey
Pamela Brown has a deep empathy for those who struggle with Alzheimers and those who care for them. In this talk, Pamela shares her grandmother's Alzheimers journey and the impact it had on her family, as well as poignant lessons learned along the way about love, grief and caregiving.
Sometimes You Have to Lose to Win
Pamela Brown shares her personal story from local news reporter to White House Correspondent for CNN. She covered the Trump White House during both of her pregnancies, and balances motherhood with a demanding career. But on the road of personal fulfillment, sometimes you have to lose to win. In this intimate talk, Pamela shares some wins and losses of her journey, as well as those moments that transformed into something unexpected- but better.
Grief, Postpartum Anxiety, and Getting Through
Pamela Brown, CNN Senior White House Correspondent, still feels the loss of her mother like the day it happened. Her mother passed away due to a rare blood cancer at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and Pamela was unable to move through the grieving process due to social distancing. Pamela gave birth to her second child right before losing her mother, and began to experience intense postpartum anxiety until she received the appropriate help and support. Today, she hopes that by sharing her story of grief, postpartum anxiety, and loss, she can remind audiences that they are not alone, and it is more than okay to ask for help.
CNN anchor and senior Washington correspondent Pamela Brown joined the network in 2013. She currently anchors the weekend primetime edition of CNN Newsroom based in Washington, DC. Most recently, Brown covered President Donald Trump and his administration for all of the network's programs and platforms. Brown's reporting on the Trump administration has covered key moments such as two impeachment proceedings, the Covid pandemic, the controversial travel ban and child separation policies, missile strikes in Syria and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. She was also a lead reporter on the Mueller investigation, looking at Russia's interference in the US election and whether the president's campaign played any role, as well as the possibility of obstruction of justice.
Brown previously served as the network's Justice and Supreme Court correspondent covering law enforcement, national security and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since joining the network, Brown has traveled the world reporting on several breaking news stories, including in France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Japan.
Brown began her career at ABC7/WJLA-TV and NewsChannel8 in Washington D.C., where she became a Sunday evening anchor and an Emmy®-nominated special projects reporter covering several national and international stories. Brown was one of the few local journalists to travel to earthquake-ravaged Haiti in January 2010 and later returned on her own to report on the rebuilding process in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas.
She grew up in Lexington, Ky. and holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in broadcast journalism.