Dwane Brown Dwane Brown is a multiple award-winning newscaster for NPR and joined the network in December 2015. He is the first newscaster to broadcast from NPR West in Culver City, Calif. His newscasts air during All Things Considered.
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Dwane Brown

Newscaster

Dwane Brown is a multiple award-winning newscaster for NPR and joined the network in December 2015. He is the first newscaster to broadcast from NPR West in Culver City, California. His newscasts air during All Things Considered.

Brown began his broadcasting career in the early '90s with KPBS in San Diego. He's also served as a news director, reporter, and television correspondent in San Francisco. He spent seven years as a local Morning Edition host at KPBS, then became the primary anchor for the station's nightly TV news program Evening Edition. Brown has worked at CBS Network Radio and TV in New York, and at KCBS and KGO in San Francisco.

For five consecutive years, the San Diego Press Club named Brown "Best Morning Newscaster." In 2006, the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists also named him "Best Morning Newscaster."

Brown is a Toastmaster International member and has been the master of ceremonies for the American Red Cross, the VA Medical Center in San Diego, the Urban League, the San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and various other foundations. He is also a voice actor for film, television, and digital projects.

Brown is a Fast Trac graduate from U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He earned a degree in English and journalism from San Diego State University.

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Thursday

Acclaimed rock and roll guitarist Jeff Beck dies at 78

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Goldman Sachs announces the largest round of layoffs since 2008's financial crisis

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Wednesday

Air travel ground to a halt Wednesday morning as FAA's computer system went down

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An update from California's Office of Emergency Services on its severe weather

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Domestic flight departures resume after FAA restores its safety system

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Tuesday

Police described the Virginia teacher as a hero for what she did after she was shot

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Most Californians are on alert as a streak of brutal weather continues

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An oil and gas lease sale in Alaska may indicate a shift in energy firms' priorities

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Morning news brief

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Monday

Thousands of nurses at 2 NYC hospitals are on strike after negotiations fail

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The history of a contentious U.S. Congress

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New tax credits for electric vehicles kicked in last week

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It's easier to travel to China — as Beijing lifts more COVID pandemic rules

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Morning news brief

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Saturday

A man runs from a line of charging police in riot gear in Baltimore. The photo, taken by Devin Allen, is featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture's newest exhibit, "More Than A Picture." Gift of Devin Allen/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hide caption

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Gift of Devin Allen/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

In 'More Than A Picture' Exhibit, History Happens Now

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Sunday

For 30 years, Daryl Davis has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. He says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes after talking with him. Courtesy of Daryl Davis hide caption

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How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

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Saturday

Little Richard performs during a halftime show at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 2004. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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'Good Booty' Explores A Century Of Music, Sex And American Culture

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