Pamela Ashley Brown (born November 29, 1983) is an American television reporter and newscaster. Brown works as Justice Correspondent for CNN. She formerly worked for ABC Washington, D.C., affiliate WJLA-TV. Brown occasionally provided the lead-in to "Politico's Video Playback"—a daily recap of the previous night's U.S. late-night talk shows.
Brown was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the daughter of businessman and former Governor of Kentucky John Y. Brown Jr. and former Miss America and businesswoman Phyllis George. George took maternity leave from her duties on CBS' NFL pregame show, The NFL Today, to give birth to Pamela. She is also the granddaughter of politician John Y. Brown Sr. and the half-sister of former Kentucky Secretary of State John Y. Brown, III. Her parents divorced in 1996 when Brown was 13 after 17 years of marriage.
Brown graduated from Henry Clay High School in Lexington and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in broadcast journalism. While at the University of North Carolina, Brown was a reporter on the university's Carolina Week. After school, she worked for ABC-affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington.
Brown has an older brother, Lincoln (born 1980) and three half-siblings from her father's prior marriage. Brown was named after her aunt, Pamela Brown, who died in 1970 at the age of 28, along with her husband Rod Anderson and balloonist Malcolm Brighton, in an ill-fated attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Rozière balloon Free Life.
Brown became engaged to her boyfriend Adam Wright. Brown and Wright had their wedding on June 5, 2017. In June 2018 their son Ben was born.