Buffalo, NY -(WKBW)-Courtesy Canisius College-
Canisius College welcomed Steve Brown, FOX News reporter, to campus on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The talk, entitled “Here’s what I think…: America’s Pundit-Driven Politics and the Obligations of Today’s Campaign Journalists,” had Brown rolling through his life on the political trail.
Brown took time to answer questions after his opening remarks...giving insight into the day-to-day workings of Fox News reporting.
The event was co-sponsored by the college’s Journalism Program, Communication Studies Department and the Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership.
Brown joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1998 as a general assignment reporter for the Chicago bureau. Brown also contributes reports for FOX News Edge, the network's affiliate news service.
Prior to joining FNC, Brown was an investigative reporter for WKBW-TV (ABC) for three years. Before WKBW, he was a correspondent for both WTIC-TV (FOX) in Hartford, CT (1989-90) and WWLP-TV (NBC) in Springfield, MA (1986-1989).
Brown received a Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Award for continuing coverage while at WKBW-TV, and a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York chapter, nomination for investigative reporting.
A 1983 alumnus of Canisius College, Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Brown received the 2008 Marilyn G.S. Watt Alumni Award presented annually by the Communication Studies Department in honor of its late chair (1982-1993) and colleague, Marilyn G.S. Watt, PhD. Presented at the department’s spring honors reception, the award is given to a communication studies alumnus who exemplifies positive values, and demonstrates them through a strong commitment to understanding and sharing a sense of community through communication.
For more information about the event or the college’s Journalism Program, contact Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor and chair of the Communication Studies Department, at 888-2108 or click here.
Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius College prepares leaders – caring, faithful individuals able to pursue and promote excellence in their communities, their professions and their service to humanity.