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.

Email Joel at joel.brown@abc11.com.

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Archive
The Wake County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 16-year-old Enloe High School student says he became the victim of police brutality at a visit to the State Fair this past weekend. "I didn't think about my rights or whatever, I was thinking, am I going to leave the fair alive."
"Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. It's no longer. You shouldn't even mention it, it's gone," Trump told reporters from a meeting with his Cabinet members.
One suspect is in custody and a search continues for a second who escaped on foot after a wild chase ended in a crash behind Kroger at Six Forks and Wake Forest roads.
With the clock ticking on a final decision on which North Carolina schools will be with taken over or shut down, these parents and students arrived at the Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh on Thursday afternoon with hundreds of signatures on a petition and passionate pleas to keep their school off the list.
The storm that blew through northwest Raleigh brought rain that came down hard and rose fast on Glenwood Avenue, leaving some drivers in trouble and cars flooded.