Joel Brown - Reporter and anchor at ABC11 WTVD
Joel Brown anchors the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. editions of ABC11 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
Rediscovering the history of Raleigh's Black neighborhoods: 'I think it's important for us to know'
Segregation and racist deed covenants kept Black families, newly freed from slavery, from buying or renting in Raleigh proper.
Battle brewing over top leadership appointments at UNC
"Right now, the leadership of our university system doesn't even come close to reflecting our racial, geographic, political diversity in North Carolina."
One month since Moore County attacks, residents still waiting for answers
Tuesday marked one month since the power-grid sabotage in Moore County when gun-wielding vandals opened fire on power substations, knocking out power to an estimated 45,000 people.
Gov. Cooper weighs in on the looming abortion battle at General Assembly
While North Carolina is a southern safe haven now for abortion, it may not be for long.
'We need to do more:' Gov. Cooper talks gun reform and GOP legislative gains in year-end interview
It's the close of Gov. Roy Cooper's sixth year as the executive mansion's primary resident and he sat down with ABC11 for an end-of-year interview on the 10th anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook School.
Criminal-reform activists fear reversals as power shifts on state Supreme Court
Next month, a new Republican majority will be sworn in on the state's highest court. And it has triggered concern from some criminal justice reform advocates about the impact on efforts toward more racial equity in the court system.
Morrisville man's coast-to-coast motorcycle mission to beat Type 1 Diabetes
"I want to try to see if we can cure this disease and make the lives of millions of people better."
Security experts on how to stay safe amid rash of NC holiday shopping gun violence
The holiday shopping season is in full swing and unfortunately families aren't just worried about inflation but also about their safety.