Joel Brown
Joel Brown anchors the 4 p.m. evening edition of Eyewitness News. You'll also see his live reports from around the Triangle at 11 p.m.

Before joining The Eyewitness News Team, Joel was the Washington-based correspondent for CBS NewsPath, the network's affiliate service.

He spent nearly 4 years covering politics from The White House and Capitol Hill. He also traveled the country following national news stories, including weeks on the road covering the historic 2008 presidential election. And Joel was there live at Kennedy Space Center reporting on the final launch of NASA's space shuttle program.

Joel spent 3 years in South Florida, as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WSVN, Miami's innovative Fox affiliate. His "break-out" story came in 2005, covering the minute-by-minute details of the Terri Schiavo "right to die" case. He also got the chance to cover his share of tropical weather, including the '05 Hurricane season, which was the busiest on record.

Before Miami, Joel began his career in television news at KETK, the NBC affiliate in Tyler, TX. When he left east Texas, he was the station's 5:00 anchor and education beat reporter.

Joel was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, where his mom and dad still live. But he also has roots here in North Carolina. Joel's father was born and raised in Fayetteville. And he has a whole host of aunts, uncles, and cousins in the area.

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For almost three hours Thursday night, volunteers worked the phones inside Raleigh's NC Justice Center, pushing back against the Republican healthcare bill.
Six months after a police officer body-slammed a student at Rolesville High School, many in the community were seeking major changes in the ways local officers or deputies interact with students. Though there were some revisions, critics say they fall far short of expectations.
NC Republicans announced Monday a two-year state budget deal that gives raises to teachers, state employees and retirees next year but puts off income tax breaks until 2019. Many Democrats bristled at the budget proposal, citing "missed opportunities."
After a long school year punctuated by a rash of high-profile racially-charged incidents at Wake County schools, the school system pledged to make race relations a higher-priority.
A father who's filed a lawsuit against the Wake County School System and several of his son's teachers alleges his son's teachers assaulted the child on campus-and says race played a role in how his son was treated by the school staff.