Tony Brown (journalist)
Brown in 1981
|Born||William Anthony Brown
April 11, 1933
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
|Occupation||Journalist, College Dean - Hampton University, President/CEO - Tony Brown Productions, academian, comedian, businessman|
William Anthony "Tony" Brown (born April 11, 1933) is an American journalist, academian, comedian and businessman. He is best known as the commentator of the long running syndicated television show, Tony Brown's Journal.
Brown is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
- 1959, he received a BA in Sociology from Wayne State University.
- 1961, he received an MA in Psychiatric Social Work from Wayne State University. He is a former faculty member at Central Washington University and Federal City College.
- 1971, he became the founding dean of Howard University's School of Communication.
- 1989, he wrote, directed, produced and distributed a dramatic movie with an anti-drug message, The White Girl.
- 1998, wrote Empower The People: A 7-Step plan to Overthrow the Conspiracy that is Stealing Your Money and Freedom
- 2002, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Silver Circle.
- 2004, he became the dean of Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. He held the position until 2009, when he stepped down.
- 1997 Black Lies, White Lies: The Truth According to Tony Brown. ISBN 9780688132705
- 1999 Empower the People: Overthrow The Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money And Freedom. ISBN 9780688157623
- 2004 What Mama Taught Me: The Seven Core Values of Life. ISBN 9780060188696
- "Series Overview". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- James, Caryn (February 11, 1990). "The White Girl (1990)". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Producer Tony Brown Joins Republican Party". Jet. August 12, 1991. p. 39. Retrieved August 7, 2015.