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.
Pamela Brown serves as CNN's senior White House Correspondent covering 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 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. She also serves as a key anchor across CNN.
Brown previously served as the network's Justice and Supreme Court correspondent covering law enforcement, as well as issues related to the Department of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since joining the network in 2013, Brown has reported on several breaking news stories including the Boston marathon bombings, the Cleveland kidnappings, the historic Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling and the San Bernardino and Brussels terrorist attacks. In 2015, Brown reported from Paris on the investigation into the terrorist killing rampage that began at the headquarters for the French newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. From Düsseldorf, Germany, she reported on the criminal investigation into the ill-fated Germanwings Flight 9525.
Before shifting to the justice beat, Brown was a national correspondent reporting on a variety of topics for the network and contributed to CNN's morning program, New Day.
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. At the news desk, Brown anchored breaking news and continuous coverage on several high profile events, including Hurricane Sandy, a Washington Metro train derailment, and the 2010 historic East Coast blizzard. In addition, 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.