David Brown is managing editor and anchor of the daily statewide public radio news hour, Texas Standard. He is former anchor of the Peabody award-winning public radio business program Marketplace, and a veteran public radio journalist for more than three decades. Brown has covered national and international affairs for NPR and PRI’s Monitor Radio from bases in Atlanta, Boston, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
He has reported on location from Brazil and India, several European countries and U.S. states from coast-to-coast. He has received numerous Murrow awards, National Headliner Awards, AP Broadcast honors and two Grand Prizes from the International Radio Festivals for his coverage of the White House, global arms control efforts, immigration and the “border wall”, the fall of the Soviet Union, natural disasters including Hurricane Harvey, the fall of Enron, soldiers with PTSD, the confirmation of Clarence Thomas, the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, biographies of Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt and many more. He is a contributor to NPR and his features and interviews appear on ‘All Things Considered’, ‘Morning Edition’, and other national programs.
Brown earned his Ph.D. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law, and is an active member of the California and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He is also a veteran of the Americorps program, providing legal assistance to the indigent in the Shenandoah Valley.