Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown joined the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1988 and served as an economics reporter, national affairs producer and then senior producer, overseeing the program’s coverage of a broad range of news topics. He became a correspondent for the NewsHour in the late 1990s, covering the news and the arts, and later served as a co-anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. His work as a correspondent has taken him throughout the US and to many parts of the globe and has included interviews with many of the world’s leading writers, musicians and other artists. Today he is senior correspondent and chief arts correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, based in Washington, and creator and host of “Art Beat”, the NewsHour’s online arts and culture blog. Last year he published a book of poetry titled The News which explores the intersections between politics and poetry. From a high-security prison in Arizona to a West Point classroom to a slum in Haiti, Brown’s poems share the perspectives of inmates, cadets, and survivors. His work has garnered an Emmy, five Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and other honors.