CNN Anchor Aaron Brown

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 27, 2003

What can you tell me about Aaron Brown on CNN? I'm a big fan of his.
—Bo. W., Alabama

Brown, 54, who anchors NewsNight, CNN's flagship evening newscast, began his broadcasting career as a radio talk show host in Minneapolis. He is also the cable network's lead anchor during breaking news and special events. Less than an hour after the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, Brown began covering the event from a rooftop in New York City. He's anchored coverage of the war in Iraq from CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, including several weeks of on-air marathons. Before moving to CNN, the Hopkins, Minn., native was the anchor of ABC's World News Tonight Saturday and a reporter for several ABC news programs. He came to ABC from Seattle, where he anchored the evening newscast for KIRO-TV and spent 10 years at Seattle's KING-TV as a reporter and anchor. Brown has won three Emmys during his career.