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
Mail-in ballot frustrations mounting as legal battle boils over correcting voter mistakes
The pandemic is fueling a surge in mail-in voting with more North Carolinians voting absentee than ever before. But the process is tripping up hundreds of voters, who are now worried their ballots won't be counted.
'I've always believed in miracles': Raleigh man describes his near-death battle with COVID-19
"I didn't take it lightly. I was careful. I cleaned. I wiped. I wore a mask. I did all these things. And I still almost died."
13 vandalism reports confirmed in Durham during protest over Breonna Taylor decision
A small group gathered in the heart of downtown Durham in response to a grand jury's decision to not indict police officers on criminal charges in relation to the death of Breonna Taylor.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat looms large over 2nd Tillis, Cunningham debate
The question of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginburg's seat was a hot topic in the second debate between Sen. Thom Tillis and Cal Cunningham.
'I was appalled:' Residents raise alarm about unsafe stairwell at Raleigh apartment building
At The Trestles Apartment Homes in Raleigh, some tenants say getting to and from their homes has been like taking their life into their own hands.
'This is not OK': Black Raleigh mom wants answers after she's handcuffed in her bathrobe by Raleigh PD
A Raleigh mom wants answers from the Raleigh Police Department after she was detained and handcuffed on the side of the road while she was in her bathrobe. She believes she was targeted because she's black with a luxury car.
Fake evidence used in more than a dozen Wake County drug cases, now a Raleigh detective is on leave
A veteran Raleigh police detective is off the job after some people sat in jail for weeks and months based on evidence that turned out to be fake from fraudulent drug cases.
Loved ones remember Cary man shot, killed while on a walk
Friends and loved ones gathered to mourn a Cary father shot and killed while out on a walk. Police continue to investigate the town's first homicide of the year.
Raleigh museums announce reopening dates after months of COVID-19 shutdown
After six months of no admiration of the sciences and arts here in the Triangle, museums will finally be able to reopen on Friday thanks to Phase 2.5 of the governor's executive order.
Demonstrators protest incident where Durham police drew guns on 3 children in a mistaken-identity case
Demonstrators gathered outside Durham City Hall on Friday night in protest of Durham PD's mistaken-identity incident that led to officers drawing guns on three boys who were playing tag outside their home.