Aaron Brown

  • American journalist
  • Born November 10, 1948

Aaron Brown (born November 10, 1948) is an American broadcast journalist most recognized for his coverage of the September 11 attacks, his first day on air at CNN. He was a longtime reporter for ABC, the founding host of ABC's World News Now, weekend anchor of World News Tonight and the host of CNN's flagship evening program NewsNight with Aaron Brown. He was the anchor of the PBS documentary series Wide Angle from 2008 to 2009. He was a professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University from 2007 to 2014.

I know the difference between journalism and a slogan.

TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different, take a look at what you watch.

Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote.

We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news.

No one wants to hear the truth if it isn't what they want to hear.

I have no problem with the security... It's something that must be done for the times in which we live. Safety first.