Brooke Hart (journalist)
|Brooke Allison Hart|
Brooke Hart was a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for NBC NewsChannel, NBC's affiliate news service for 11 years. Her early morning live reports appeared regularly on the local newscasts of many NBC affiliates across the country as well as occasionally on NBC's Early Today. Her reports covered news from the nation's capital.
Brooke's first work in journalism included internships at the MacNeil–Lehrer Newshour, CNN, and National Public Radio. She then worked as an anchor and reporter, first in her home state of California for KAEF-TV in Eureka, California and then for KTXS-12 in Abilene, Texas. In 1996, Brooke moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where she anchored Raleigh's NBC 17 News at 5 with Art Edwards. Brooke also covered success stories in Triangle area schools in her "Class Act" reports. She has been based in Washington since 1999.
Brooke graduated from Stanford University in 1991 and received a B.A. in Humanities with honors. After graduation she moved to Washington, D.C. where worked at the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, and subsequently as a paralegal in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Her work included serving as a paralegal in the successful federal criminal civil rights prosecution in Los Angeles of four LAPD officers accused of beating Rodney King. Brooke was known for her attention to detail during this prosecution, which contributed to the three guilty verdicts and resulted in no further rioting in Los Angeles. Report from TV Newser is effective April 14, 2010, Brooke Hart left NBC News for a job with the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington D.C.