Carolyn Brown is faculty at the Mayborn School of Journalism at University of North Texas and an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. Her area of expertise is Latino immigrant communities, the border and Latino representations in the media. Her documentaries have been distributed by American Public Television, NBC, and NETA.
Brown’s most recent completed documentary, The Salinas Project, has aired in more than 90% of the top 25 markets in the United States and more than 80% of all U.S. markets. It has won two rewards. Brown is currently working on two different documentary productions: Rubi: A DACA Dreamer in Trump’s America and Las Mujeres: Latina Lives, American Dreams.
Brown has appeared as an expert on several national broadcast news shows including The CBS Evening News, CNN in Español, and NPR. Her journalism career spans more than a decade. She worked as a producer at MSNBC News and Fox News Channel and has been a producer and senior producer in local news in San Francisco, Washington DC and Phoenix. She began her news career at CBS News.
Her worked has been published in Electronic News and online as part of The Investigative Reporting Workshop's PBS Frontline Investigation Lost in Detention.
She earned her M.A. in liberal studies from Northern Arizona University and her B.A. with a dual major in political science and art history from Colgate University. She also studied at the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm.
Brown has extensive experience working in the Latino community and speaks conversational Spanish. The daughter of a Latin American immigrant, Brown enjoys visiting her large family in California, Arizona, and Peru.