Mike Brooks (journalist)

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Mike Brooks was a television news correspondent for CNN, currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. He appeared regularly on HLN's Nancy Grace's show, and Prime News and gave significant coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith paternity controversy, as well as the Virginia Tech massacre. Brooks could be seen on Tru TV's In Session (formerly Court TV), where he provided commentary as their law-enforcement analyst. He is 6'7" tall.

Brooks is a retired police detective, employed for 26 years by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. He was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force, and also served as an instructor for several public safety courses[1] His work on the FBI Evidence Response and Rapid Deployment Team included assignments to the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, the United States Embassy bombing in Kenya, and the crash of TWA Flight 800.[1]

Brooks was let go from Turner Broadcasting in October 2014.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Advanced Media Relations Training Session". Municipal Association of South Carolina. 25 January 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/mike-brooks-cut-at-hln/243423