Joel Brown - Reporter and anchor at ABC11 WTVD
Joel Brown anchors the noon and 4 p.m. editions of ABC11 Eyewitness News. You'll also see his 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.

Joel's Stories
An inside look at the explosive growth near Dix Park in the heart of downtown Raleigh
Hundreds of millions of dollars in new homes, new retail stores -- essentially a brand-new neighborhood -- are rising right next door to Raleigh's destination park.
Black family roots lost by slavery being uncovered in Raleigh, Wake County: 'Stay in it'
"Stay in it. Sit with it. And know that our ancestors are just waiting to be found."
Woman traces her 165-year-old grand piano to enslaved ancestor in NC: 'Find me'
The piano became the missing piece of the family tree.
'The Silent Struggle': A mental health town hall conversation brought to you by ABC11
The ABC11 special featured an expert panel of guests talking about various mental health challenges and resources available.
Raleigh mom's road to healing from the trauma of gun violence: 'It just really broke us'
Raleigh mother, Debbie Morales, who lost her son in a shooting will join the ABC11 The Silent Struggle town hall Wednesday night.
Mental health and coping with the trauma of gun violence: 'It's not normal'
ABC11 is marking Mental Health Awareness Month with a special town hall conversation this week.
Raleigh middle schoolers head to Texas for world's largest robotics competition
Four Raleigh middle school students arrived in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon to compete in the largest robotics competition in the world.
Durham mayor delivers first State of the City: 'Durham is dope'
The mayor dived headfirst into public safety and told the audience he hopes that Durham becomes the most progressive city of public safety in America.
Husband found guilty in stabbing death of Raleigh student Christina Matos
Erick Hernandez-Mendez has been found guilty in the murder of a Raleigh student who was found dead inside her apartment.
Hayti Heritage Film Festival to showcase 'Importance of Black southern film'
Hayti Heritage Film Festival begins Thursday, March 7.