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CNN's Aaron Brown hard to find since 2016

Where is Aaron Brown? I was so upset when he was ousted from CNN after his coverage on 9/11 was so reassuring to me. I miss him!

Anne B.

Brown’s coverage on Sept. 11, 2001, his first day as a CNN anchor, cemented him in the minds of many Americans, even here in Jackson County. Yours isn’t the first question submitted to Since You Asked world headquarters about his whereabouts, but it’s been more than decade since our last update, so here’s the latest.

Brown’s most recent public appearance seems to be a 2016 interview on CNN with then-anchor of CNNMoney, Brian Stelter, on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack. He told Stelter he was living in New Mexico and that he still occasionally heard from people who had viewed the broadcast the day the World Trade Center and Pentagon was attacked, telling him they appreciated how he handled the story.

The most recent update on his work was his time as a faculty member at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, a position he held from 2007 until 2014. He will be 70 years old Nov. 10, so retirement is one possibility, but even we at SYA found nothing definitive.

Before Brown worked for CNN, he was the founding anchor of ABC’s World News Now, the Saturday anchor for World News Tonight and a reporter before that. He has won three Emmy awards, the Edward R. Murrow award, and numerous others.

Before his departure from CNN, when Anderson Cooper and his program Anderson Cooper 360 became the flagship, Brown was the host of NewsNight With Aaron Brown and CNN Presents.

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