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Kathryn Brown

kathrynbrown Kathryn BrownEmmy Award-winning reporter Kathryn Brown joined CBS 2 in June 2008. She also contributes to CBS Newspath by reporting on location throughout the nation.

Brown has reported live news coverage on a wide range of stories including the gulf oil spill in 2010, the West Virginia mine disaster in 2010, the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and the unforgettable presidential election and inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Brown has received both an Emmy Award and an Associated Press Award for her coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre.

Previously, Brown reported for WJZ-TV in Baltimore. In 2002, she worked at WSET-TV in Roanoke, Virginia. Brown is no stranger to the tri-state as she interned for WABC-TV in 2001. Earlier in her career, Brown interned for several political campaigns including the Governor of Georgia’s Press Office in 1999.

While growing up, being a journalist was her life-long dream. Brown graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree with a major concentration in Broadcast News and a minor in Political Science. Although a native of Georgia, she loves exploring and working in the tri-state area. Her passions include running, biking and picking up a good book. Brown lives in New Jersey with her husband and two Labrador Retrievers.

NYC B-110 bus

Unwritten Policy Requires Women To Sit In The Back On One NYC Bus Line

After getting several complaints from passengers who had experiences — the Department of Transportation now says it is investigating the bus company — Private Transportation Corp. — for discrimination.


Dafnis Prieto (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Jazz Musician Dafnis Prieto Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Dafnis Prieto now has the unique freedom to pursue his dreams without worrying how to pay for them.


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Queens Residents Say Rats, Skunks From Overgrown Property Overtaking Street

Residents in Middle Village are waging war against weeds that have taken over their street and the rodents that come along with them.


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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Assault Charges

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund and once a leading candidate for the French presidency, had previously declared his innocence and had been expected to fight the charges.


Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement - New York, NY - Jun 3, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Brides Run, Push And Shove At Annual Filene’s Basement Running Of The Brides

It’s wedding season and that means brides-to-be and bridesmaids alike are lacing up their running shoes for Filene’s Basement’s annual Running of the Brides.


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Police Say Suspect In Lower Manhattan Robbery Spree Targets Women

Police say a man, who has been caught on surveillance cameras, has robbed five women in the last three weeks, stealing wallets and cell phones. In at one incident, he held up a victim at knifepoint.


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USS New York Visits NYC During Fleet Week

The USS New York, which includes 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the collapsed World Trade Center, steamed into her namesake’s harbor Wednesday as Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters dropped anchor for Fleet Week.


The scene outside an elevator accident in Chelsea on May 18, 2011 (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

22 Workers Injured When Elevator Drops 3 Floors In Chelsea

Authorities say a freight elevator dropped three floors to the ground at the Bed, Bath and Beyond on 6th Avenue near 18th Street around 7 a.m.


Federal law enforcement officials tried to break down barriers with the Muslim community in Brooklyn on Saturday, with a special program designed to foster a culture of understanding. (Credit: CBS 2)

Muslim Youths, Law Enforcement Bridge Gaps In Brooklyn

Federal law enforcement officials tried to break down barriers with the Muslim community in Brooklyn on Saturday, with a special program designed to foster a culture of understanding.


President Bush and Bob Beckwith at Ground Zero on Sept. 14, 2001 (credit: Paul Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Retired NYC Firefighter Bob Beckwith Speaks Out On Death Of Bin Laden

Beckwith stood with then-President Bush at Ground Zero three days after the towers collapsed. He watched this week as President Obama announced bin Laden’s death.


A HAZMAT officer takes readings from an air quality testing machine in Grand Central Station, Monday, May 2, 2011 in New York. Security was heightened as a result of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. (credit: AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

New York City Steps Up Security In Wake Of Bin Laden’s Death

There is no specific threat to security but with terrorists vowing revenge after U.S. forces killed jihadi terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, authorities are taking no chances.


Storm clouds move in over lower Manhattan, April 28, 2011 (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Storms That Devastated Deep South Bash Parts Of Tri-State Area

A powerful storm system that killed more than 270 people across the South tore through the Tri-State area Thursday.


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TSA Launches Investigation Of Security Breaches At Newark Liberty

Three breaches in just five days involved passengers slipping through security without being fully screened.


Drivers were stuck in traffic for hours on Easter Sunday (credit: Bill Lyons, Staten Island Advance)

Port Authority Head To Attend Public Meeting Over Easter Traffic Jam

Lawmakers from Staten Island were still outraged at the decision to have just one cash lane open at two toll bridges to New Jersey, which created massive traffic backups on Easter.


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Flood Waters Receding, But N.J. Residents Still Furious

As flood-prone areas of New Jersey began drying out Tuesday, angry residents of flooded areas called again on New Jersey’s leaders to do more to keep their roads and homes dry.