Joel Brown - Reporter and anchor at ABC11 WTVD
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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Joel's Stories
New innovation hub, parking deck could be coming to downtown Chapel Hill
A major development proposal to transform a sleepy block of downtown Chapel Hill into an energetic innovation hub for UNC start-up companies cleared its first hurdle with town leaders Wednesday night.
Workers, advocates push lawmakers to increase minimum wage to $15 in North Carolina
Dozens of workers and allies affiliated with Raising Wages NC gathered at a public hearing in downtown Raleigh demanding state lawmakers raise the minimum wage to $15.
Legendary St. Aug's Athletic Director, Track and Field coach recalls near-death crash in Qatar
St. Augustine University's legendary Athletic Director and Head Track & Field coach is back up and running after being involved in an ATV accident that almost cost him his life while abroad in Qatar last October.
Hometown Voices: SE Raleigh voters sound off on Dems, Trump, their concerns ahead of Vote 2020
ABC 11's Hometown Voices Listening Tour pulled in to southeast Raleigh this week as we continue to talk to voters all across the viewing area to find out what issues they care about most in the run up to Vote 2020.
Coin shop owner, 71 shot in arm during shootout and robbery
A shop owner was shot when he refused to give in to robbers who burst into his coin shop off West Peace Street in Raleigh.
Raleigh mayor takes city hall on field trip to $2 billion Downtown South site
City Council took a trip to the southern part of downtown Raleigh which could be the site for an entertainment district that would include a soccer stadium.
North Carolina senators Burr and Tillis vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment
North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis both voted to acquit President Donald Trump, helping bring an end to the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.
An inside look at the black history treasure 'hiding' in downtown Raleigh
ABC11 got an all-access look at the Raleigh home owned by one of North Carolina's first black medical doctors.
Duke professor says coronavirus crisis is a 'call to action' on global health
Dr. Wald argues global poverty and limited access to adequate health care makes millions more likely to contract and pass along the illness; and the virus more likely to mutate and harder to develop a vaccine.
Durham's new reform-minded district attorney faces tough questions at town hall
A large crowd came armed with tough questions for Durham's top prosecutor at a town hall event Thursday night, some claiming she hasn't been tough enough when it comes to keeping criminals off the streets.