Edward Brown, during nearly 50 years in broadcast journalism, reported on domestic and foreign affairs for NBC News and for New York stations, WNEW Radio & TV, and WMCA. Retiring to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1994, he did his final news anchoring in 1997 on WCHL. Brown, in 2000, relocated to Sun City Center, Florida, where he served two years as Editor-in-Chief of The News of Sun City Center, and wrote documentaries with music for local community theater
Brown’s assignments for NBC News consisted of anchoring Radio Network newscasts, presenting news analysis on NBC’s News and Information Service and in-the-field reporting, including the national political conventions of 1976. He wrote and narrated documentaries for the NBC Radio Network , among them: “The Press and the Third World,” and “Religion in America.”
Before joining NBC in 1975, Brown spent ten years with WNEW Radio, N.Y. as newscaster and news analyst. He won AP and UPI awards for his commentaries on Watergate, and other issues. Brown made frequent news analysis appearances on WNEW TV’s “10 O’Clock News. and had assignments to Cuba and the Viet Nam negotiations in Paris.
While with WMCA Radio, N.Y., (1959-1965) Brown was a newscaster and regular substitute host on The Barry Gray Show. He co-wrote and narrated documentaries on slum housing and capital punishment that received Peabody and Sigma Delta Chi awards for “distinguished reporting.”