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
'The Big Payback.' Actress, filmmaker Erika Alexander brings reparations debate to Raleigh
On stage at St. Augustine's University, Tuesday, the big debate was about the debt: What if anything America owes to Black Americans.
Gov. Cooper travels to sell budget plan; hearings start at legislature
Gov. Roy Cooper hit the road to Raeford, visiting Scurlock Elementary School to showcase his biggest budget priority: education funding.
NC Medicaid expansion offers a potential lifeline for people struggling with drug addiction
Wednesday afternoon, the state Senate gave final approval to the bill by a vote of 44-2
'Other states are doing it.' Bipartisan bill would legalize sports betting in North Carolina
Could betting on college and professional sports become legal in NC?
'Good soil': From Washington to Warren County, restoring the legacy of Black farmers
In Norlina, one man is on a mission to rejuvenate a once proud American tradition -- the Black-owned farm.
Thousands of NC teen drivers left in limbo after license wait time law expires
Teen drivers across the state find themselves caught in a pandemic pipeline preventing them from getting a driver's license.
Police salaries not helping fix staffing shortage challenges
Some NC police departments are facing new problem-more officers quitting the force for higher pay at other police agencies.
Top vaccine doctor tells ABC11 that COVID lab leak theory is 'plausible' but 'unlikely'
Dr. Peter Hotez spoke to ABC11 to weigh in on a new report that the U.S. Department of Energy believes the COVID-19 pandemic likely originated from a leak at the lab in Wuhan, China.
'This is incredible': Shaw University celebrates millions of federal funds to boost campus internet
It's a big boost for Shaw University's still-very-new Department of Computer Science. More than $5 million is now headed to the Raleigh HBCU.
63 years later, an overdue historic marker for a major moment in Raleigh civil rights history
As ABC11 celebrates Black History Month, we're highlighting the volunteer-driven effort to ensure Raleigh never forgets what happened in Cameron Village.