Kentucky native Pamela Brown, who grew up in Lexington and is the daughter of former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. and former Miss America Phyllis George, has been named one of CNN’s senior White House correspondents.
A Tuesday release from the network says Pamela Brown, 34, and Jeff Zeleny will be CNN senior White House correspondents. Jim Acosta was promoted to chief White House correspondent. Pamela Brown is now covering the Justice Department for CNN.
The moves are effective Jan. 15, according to the release.
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The ceremony was conducted at Cave Hill, which had been Pamela Brown’s home while growing up. Although another family now owns the house, Pamela Brown said she wanted to get married there because of her memories of the house during her childhood.
Pamela Brown has an older brother, Lincoln Brown, also born during his father’s term as governor. John Y. Brown Jr. also had three children from his first marriage, among them former Kentucky secretary of state John Y. Brown III.