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
ABC11 reconnects with Afghanistan War vet about Biden's U.S. troop withdrawal announcement
"20 years is two-thirds of my life," Underhill told ABC11. "And we still have guys there... It's mind-boggling to me."
'Who's next?': Raleigh police reform advocates frustrated after difficult week of Derek Chauvin trial, Daunte Wright shooting
"We are beyond the place of conversations...we need systemic change," said one Raleigh police reform activist.
George Floyd, the Fayetteville native, comes into focus on final day of Chauvin prosecution
George Floyd's younger brother, Philonise Floyd took the stand on Monday to give jurors a better sense of George Floyd the person: The father, son, and brother. The man his loved ones knew before he died under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer
Boosting COVID vaccine access and easing hesitancy in hard-hit southeast Raleigh
Southeast Raleigh was not just hit hard. It was hit the hardest. Through the pandemic, the 27610 ZIP code, with its large Black and Brown population, has led the state in COVID cases: 8,033 cases. 74 people have died.
Triangle residents weigh benefits and risks of a COVID vaccine passport
Companies are hard at work right now building the tech for so-called vaccine passports. Users would submit their vaccine records for verification and get a digital record to carry as proof of full vaccination.
Roommate charged in death of 20-year-old Raleigh student found in apartment
Christina Matos' family says the 20-year-old charged in the case was not only a roommate but a friend at her Hillsborough Street apartment.
'I want to scream; I want to yell': Parents of slain Raleigh college student plead for help to find killer
This young woman was found dead inside her locked apartment. Police are now trying to track down her killer.
Vaccinated or not, holiday travelers pack RDU as CDC issues new guidance
New CDC recommendations say fully-vaccinated Americans can travel "at low risk to themselves." Vaccinated or not - RDU was packed at the start of Easter weekend.
Wake families struggle to decide whether to return to in-person learning as WCPSS deadline arrives
Thursday is the last day for Wake County parents to decide whether to keep their students in virtual learning or have them return for in-person learning.
'It gives me the chills': Chauvin murder trial raises feelings of racial trauma for many in Triangle
For one Raleigh man, watching the Chauvin trial brings back feelings of anxiety that followed his own experience with police.