National Affairs senior producer Jeffrey Brown was named to the newly created position of arts correspondent in March 2002. He has been an occasional correspondent on arts subjects for the program for a number of years as well as overseen coverage of culture and the arts in addition to the economy and business, social and health policy, sports and telecommunications.
Brown joined The NewsHour in 1988 and worked as a reporter and producer until 1993 when he moved to his current position. He won an Emmy Award in 1999 for coverage of the Microsoft antitrust case and a 2002 CINE Golden Eagle Award for arts coverage.
Brown was a producer and writer for the Columbia University Seminars on Media & Society, an independent television production company headed by the late Fred W. Friendly. He produced many programs for public television on a wide variety of subjects, including foreign policy, ethics, and the Constitution.
He earned a masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelors degree in Classics from the University of California at Berkeley.