Jeffrey Brown is co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, public television’s prestigious nightly news program viewed by millions nationally and abroad.
In a career spanning more than twenty years at the NewsHour, Brown has interviewed numerous leading American and international newsmakers, moderated studio discussions on a vast array of topics, and reported from across the United States and other regions of the globe. As arts correspondent, he has profiled many of the world’s leading writers, musicians and other artists. As senior producer for national affairs for more than a decade, he helped shape the program’s coverage of the economy, healthcare, and social policy, culture, and other areas. In addition, he is the creator and host of “Art Beat”, the NewsHour’s popular online arts and culture blog. His work as correspondent and producer has garnered an Emmy, six Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and numerous other honors.
He attended the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Classics), the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.). Brown was awarded an honorary doctorate from Wesley College. Jeffrey Brown is married to Paula Crawford, an artist, author, and professor at George Mason University. They have two children.
The McFarlin Fellows is the oldest currently active giving society affiliated with McFarlin Library. These individuals have generously chosen to support the growth of the library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives with an annual commitment of $2,000, and in so doing highlight and encourage intellectual development in the Tulsa community. Gifts are used to fund acquisitions of rare books and manuscripts, while also funding an annual lecture series that features significant scholars and authors of the day, such as Jeffrey Brown. The McFarlin Fellows generally attend formal dinners with a speaker three times a year, and may also participate in other special events.
These events are not open to the public. For further information please see the Fellows’ web page.