Celebrity keynote speaker for hire Campbell Brown is a former news journalist for NBC News and CNN who was hired to work as a member of the Facebook Executive Team overseeing news media relations in January of 2017. Facebook created this position especially for Campbell who is helping news organizations and journalists work more closely and effectively with Facebook to disseminate factual, newsworthy content across the social platform. In recent years, Campbell has also been an outspoken advocate of education reform in the United States.
Campbell is the daughter of former Louisiana Democratic State Senator and Secretary of State James H. Brown Jr. and attended college at Louisiana State University. She got her start in TV journalism as a reporter for local news stations in Topeka, Kansas, Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland and eventually Washington, D.C.. Campbell was hired by NBC in 1996 and worked as a Pentagon and White House Correspondent. She was a chief correspondent for George W. Bush’s 2000 Presidential Campaign bid and regularly filled in for Brian Williams as the main substitute anchor on NBC Nightly News.
In March of 2006, Campbell was announced as a potential replacement for Katie Couric on the Today Show. A year later she announced that she would be leaving NBC after 11 years to host her own news show Campbell Brown on CNN. Campbell left CNN in 2010 which allowed her to expand her career to new avenues including writing op-ed pieces for major publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast.
Campbell has also kept busy as a leading voice in school choice and education reform. She is the founder of the Parents Transparency Project which operates as a watchdog for parents seeking information on issues impacting children in schools. She has also founded 2 non-profits, the Partnership for Educational Justice and The 74. The Partnership for Educational Justice helps students and parents advocate for public school reform while The 74 is an online new site circulating stories regarding education in America.
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