HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 – High Point University will host CNN National Correspondent and anchor Pamela Brown in a special event on campus at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. During the event, Brown will give a presentation and also hold a question-and-answer session. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
During her visit, Brown will have the opportunity to meet with students, including members of the Student Society of Professional Journalists. She’ll also make presentations and visit communication classes and the President’s Seminar on Life Skills.
“We are fortunate to have the unique opportunity to partner with a professional in the communication field who comes from such a respected news organization,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “Students will find her message not only useful in the changing age of media, but also gain insight on handling difficult breaking news stories from her personal experiences.”
Brown, who joined CNN in 2013, contributes extensively to CNN’s morning show “New Day” with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira. She’s covered many breaking news stories, including the Boston marathon terrorist attacks, Cleveland kidnappings and Oklahoma tornado.
Brown graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in broadcast journalism, and began her career in Washington, D.C. at ABC7/WJLA-TV and NewsChannel8. She eventually became an Emmy-nominated Sunday evening anchor and special projects reporter, covering several national and international stories. At the news desk, she anchored breaking news and continuous coverage of several high profile events, including Super Storm Sandy.
Brown joins a distinguished line of thought leaders who have participated in HPU’s Cultural Enrichment Series. They include: bestselling author and marketing pioneer Seth Godin; Malcolm Gladwell, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and author of four New York Times bestsellers; New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas Friedman; bestselling author Mitch Albom; Chris Gardner, the inspiration for the acclaimed movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”; and Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes and Editor of Forbes Magazine.