Terrell Brown

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Terrell Brown (born May 1987) is a contributing anchor and general assignment reporter for WLS-TV in Chicago.


CBS News[edit]

Brown has been a correspondent for CBS News based in New York since 2009. In January 2013, he returned to his duties as network correspondent, previously anchoring CBS' early morning news broadcasts "CBS News Up to the Minute," and "CBS Morning News." He was the primary substitute newsreader on CBS' "The Early Show," and reported extensively for CBS Newspath, the network's affiliate news service. His assignments have included covering the BP Gulf Oil Spill, the 2010 Mine Disaster in West Virginia, the devastating tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the attempted terror attacks on the United States in Detroit and New York City and the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Brown reported from the Kennedy Space Center on NASA's historic final shuttle mission, the White House Lawn and US Capitol during healthcare reform and looming government shutdown, the 2011 Academy Awards in Los Angeles and the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami.[1][2]

His extended time on the campaign trail during the 2010 California State Elections for Los Angeles CBS affiliate, KCBS-KCAL Television, and additional contributions to CBS affiliates in the state garnered Emmy recognition among Los Angeles area television stations.

Prior to joining CBS News, Brown began as a tape editor at WWBT-TV, NBC12 News in Richmond, VA. The station named him anchor of the weekend morning broadcasts one year after he launched the show as its producer. Brown's breaking news coverage helped earn the station an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2009.


In April 2014, WLS-TV in Chicago hired Brown to be a general assignment reporter and contributing anchor.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Chesterfield, Virginia,[4] Brown graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA in 2009.[5] He was the recipient of a prestigious alumni award presented by the faculty. The National Press Club also awarded Brown with a full-term scholarship for broadcasting excellence in television.

Brown graduated from Matoaca High School, a public school in Chesterfield County just south of Richmond, Virginia. He founded the school's television production. The program still exists today and is now offered as part of the school's curriculum.

Preceded by
Betty Nguyen
CBS News Up To The Minute Anchor
2012-January 18, 2013
Succeeded by
Anne-Marie Green