Veteran broadcaster and award winning journalist Campbell Brown is one of the most respected and recognizable faces in American news.
From the podium Brown shares her heart-warming and often hilarious story of finding love in Iraq– converting to Judaism– and forever trying to win over her disapproving mother-in-law. Her experiences in news and journalism provide the backdrop but her focus is on the her attempts to raise two children in a traditional Jewish family while trying to “have it all” professionally; her struggle to understand her mother-in-law and how they developed a true bond when Brown discovered the secrets of a childhood spent on the run from the Nazis. Her story will inspire you, and make you both laugh and cry.
As for her background, an Emmy-winning reporter, Campbell Brown has been recognized for her reporting during Hurricane Katrina; the last three presidential elections; as a White House correspondent; and during her numerous trips to Iraq during the height of the war.
Formerly with CNN, her prime-time program Campbell Brown became the only non-partisan cable news at 8:00 p.m. Prior to CNN, she was with NBC News for 11 years, where she served as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Weekend Edition, the nation’s top rated weekend news program. She also served as the main substitute anchor for Brian Williams and a primary correspondent for NBC Nightly News and the weekday Today Show. For the network, she covered every major news event– from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul II; from Gaza and the West Bank to report on violence in the Middle East; and closer to home– the recount of the 2000 election results and the aftermath of 9-11 and political and national security debates that followed.
Dan Senor and Campbell Brown met in Baghdad shortly after the start of the Iraqi War-with Senor serving as the Bush Administration’s Chief Spokesman in Baghdad (and Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer), and Brown in her role as the co-anchor of NBC’s Today Weekend Edition and primary correspondent for NBC Nightly News. Together at the podium, the husband-and-wife team speaks about global affairs in the unique dual view as seen through the lens of media reporter and government policy-maker. Brown and Senor combine to share more than two decades of experience in politics, government and the press, in leading a spirited discussion.
Brown started her career in local news as the political reporter covering Kansas politics for KSNT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Topeka, Kan. She then moved to WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, VA. She also reported for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Md. and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. before joining the network.
Brown grew up in Louisiana, and graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, she spent a year teaching English in the former Czechoslovakia.
She lives in New York City with her husband, Dan Senor, and two children.