Pamela Brown (journalist)

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Pamela Brown
Born (1983-11-29) November 29, 1983 (age 33)
Lexington, Kentucky
Nationality American
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Television reporter and newscaster
Known for Justice Correspondent for CNN
Partner(s) Adam Wright
Parent(s) Phyllis George
John Y. Brown Jr.
Family John Y. Brown, Sr. (grandfather)
John Y. Brown, III (half-brother)

Pamela Ashley Brown (born November 29, 1983), is an American television reporter and newscaster. Brown works as Justice Correspondent for CNN. She formerly worked for ABC Washington, D.C., affiliate WJLA-TV.[1][2][3] Brown occasionally provided the lead-in to "Politico's Video Playback"—a daily recap of the previous night's U.S. late-night talk shows.


Brown was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the daughter of businessman and former Governor of Kentucky John Y. Brown Jr. and former Miss America and businesswoman Phyllis George. George took maternity leave from her duties on CBS' NFL pregame show, The NFL Today, to give birth to Pamela. She is also the granddaughter of politician John Y. Brown, Sr. and the half-sister of former Kentucky Secretary of State John Y. Brown, III. Her parents divorced in 1996 when Brown was 13 after 17 years of marriage.[4]

Brown graduated from Henry Clay High School in Lexington and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill[4] with a degree in broadcast journalism. While at the University of North Carolina, Brown was a reporter on the university's Carolina Week. After school, she worked for ABC-affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington.[4][1]

Personal life[edit]

She is engaged to Adam Wright.[4] She has an older brother, Lincoln (born 1980) and three half-siblings from her father's prior marriage.[4] Brown was named after her aunt, Pamela Brown,[1] who died in 1970 at the age of 28, along with her husband Rod Anderson and balloonist Malcolm Brighton, in an ill-fated attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Rozière balloon Free Life.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Pamela Ashley Brown". Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pamela Ashley Brown Bio". Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pamela Brown - WJLA Weekend Sunshine". Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Lexington Herald leader: "CNN's Pamela Brown is planning her wedding at her old Kentucky home" by Cheryl Truman November 21, 2016
  5. ^ "The Day a Dream From Springs Crashed". The New York Times. January 22, 1995. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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