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
After decades of history, Raleigh Christmas Parade participants prepared for the virtual version
Jeffrey Richardson has participated in 43 Raleigh Christmas Parades, but this year will be different but he's still eagerly awaiting Saturday's big virtual celebration.
Hillside High's drama director pushing students for greatness on stage while battling COVID-19
Tabb says his symptoms are mild -- a cough and some sluggishness. And as he isolates himself from his family, Tabb has taken no days off from his virtual teaching duties at Hillside in Durham.
Southeast Raleigh zip code leading the state in COVID-19 cases
The 27610 zip code, which stretches from east to southeast Raleigh, down into parts of Garner has the highest novel coronavirus numbers in the state: 2,985 cases; 46 people have died.
Unlocking the Native American history at Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Park
For thousands of years, the land that overlooks downtown Raleigh may have been a crossroads for North Carolina's native tribes.
Heavy rain, flooding causes local schools to close or move online
Many local schools have either closed or moved to remote instruction on Thursday, Nov. 12 due to the threat of flooding.
How President Trump increased his support among Black men
In our ABC11 virtual discussion, Black voters and a Duke professor discuss what motivated their choices and why support for Democratic candidates has decreased in the last three presidential elections.
Critics vow to be watchdogs as Raleigh moves forward on newly passed affordable-housing bond
It was an overwhelming Election Day victory for Raleigh's $80 million affordable-housing bond, but some critics say it's the rich getting richer.
Wake County moms debate racial divide of 2020 presidential election results
Despite the undecided outcome of the presidential race, the tight results so far reflect, in part, the sharp national divide along racial lines.
Wake County volunteers spend Election Day eve scrambling for every last vote
Volunteers from all over the country to help get out the vote in battleground state North Carolina.
Hometown Voices: SE Raleigh voters motivated heading into Election Day
The final stop on the ABC 11 Hometown Voices tour was the southeast side of Raleigh -- where the population is predominantly black and the politics are decidedly Democratic.