CNN taps weekend anchor for chief investigative role

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CNN’s Pamela Brown has been promoted to chief investigative correspondent, the network announced Jan. 11, 2023.

Brown had been anchoring primetime editions of “CNN Newsroom” on weekends as well as serving on the network’s Voter Integrity Team.

In her new role, she will join the network’s investigative unit, which lost correspondent Drew Griffin in 2022.

Her new position also includes fill-in anchoring during the week, though the network did not indicate if she will appear during its upcoming revamped dayside blocks or in primetime.

Previously, Brown covered the Trump administration as the network’s senior White House correspondent. Brown was also part of the CNN reporting team that reported numerous stories on the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign.

Brown and her colleagues broke the news on the first criminal charges to be filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, reported y on Robert Mueller’s team meeting with the author of the Russia dossier, and covered numerous stories on the inner workings of the investigation.

Brown also served as CNN’s justice correspondent with a focus on law enforcement, national security, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brown is currently pursuing a Master of Studies in Law degree from George Washington University and is on track to complete her program in 2023.

Brown is the daughter of former Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr. and Phyllis George, a notable sportscaster, though the couple divorced when Pamela was a teenager.