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
Chapel Hill students, parents say racism at heart of teacher removal controversy
The incident suggested racial rifts in a school district that holds itself up as a champion of racial equity and diversity. The district said no educator was removed.
The optimism on Omicron and why not to wait to get boosted
With work underway, right now, to develop an Omicron-specific booster shot for the public, the bottom line from public health experts is if you're eligible to get a COVID-19 booster shot -- don't wait.
'I still watch my back': Black Triangle runners on guilty verdicts in Arbery murder
Black runners in the Triangle, while pleased with the convictions, say (Ahmaud Arbery's) "still gone. He should be here at 25 years old. This is something that shouldn't have happened in America."
'We have to do this smartly': Experts weigh in on keeping COVID away from Thanksgiving
This year is shaping up to look a lot more like 2019. But experts warn not to lose sight of reducing our risk for COVID-19.
Deep divisions over Rittenhouse trial and what verdict means for racial justice movement
While some may look at the Kyle Rittenhouse case and see a violent attack on the movement for racial justice; others see a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Inside ACORNS: RPD's new team for mental health crisis response
Five officers and three social workers form ACORNS. They're tasked with helping three groups in every corner of Raleigh: people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, and substance use.
WCPSS approves new staff bonus pay hours after cafeteria worker protest
The Wake County School Board voted to approve bonuses for all staffers, just hours after a strike by cafeteria workers. The absences affected 36 schools. And it's not over.
Durham state senator among leaders talking climate at UN Summit in Scotland
Durham's District 2 state senator was invited to the summit as part of the National Leadership Council for Elected Officials to Protect America.
Clock ticking on getting COVID-19 booster shot before holiday travel
Two weeks before the nation gathers for turkey, trimmings and holiday hugs, now's the time to get that COVID-19 booster shot.
'It's that important': Cohen encourages COVID shots for younger children in latest fireside chat
"This is not just talk," Dr. Mandy Cohen said. "I vaccinated my kids just a few days ago because I think it's that important."