From ‘baby in the Governor’s Mansion’ to mom-to-be, Pamela Brown stories are among KYF’s most popular

Pamela Brown — now Pamela Brown Wright — was born when her parents, John Y. Brown and Phyllis George Brown, occupied Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion in 1983. She is all grown up these days, having distinguished herself as a journalist as an on-screen, hard-working correspondent for CNN. And this summer she married Adam Wright in a back-home wedding at her old homeplace, Cave...

Born to Governor’s Mansion, CNN correspondent Pamela Brown coming home for her KY wedding

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor The baby born to the famous couple in our Governor’s Mansion grew up to be a famous TV journalist is coming back to her Old Kentucky Home for a fairy-tale wedding to the name of her dreams. Pamela Brown will marry Adam Wright in early June (of course) at the Cave Hill Place, the home where she grew up in Lexington. The daughter of former Gov. John Y. Brown and...

Kentucky native, former ‘first daughter’ Pamela Brown to deliver Joe Creason Lecture

Kentucky’s former ‘first daughter’ Pamela Brown will deliver UK’s 2015 Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism. Brown is justice correspondent for CNN. (Photo from UKNow)   Pamela Brown, CNN justice correspondent, will deliver the 2015 Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism at at the University of Kentucky April 16. The Creason Lecture is sponsored by the UK School of Journalism and...

The Browns: Three generations of Kentucky family to share their legacy of public service

Staff report   Three generations of John Y. Browns, representing four generations of involvement in Kentucky politics, will appear on stage together to discuss their family legacy of public service.   John Y. Brown Sr. The discussion is a project of the Northern Kentucky University Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, 7-8:30 p.m. The event, free...

Pamela Brown named justice correspondent
for CNN, heading back to nation’s capital

Pamela Brown, the daughter born to John Y. Brown and Phyllis George Brown when her dad was Kentucky’s governor, has been has been named CNN’s new Justice correspondent.   Since joining CNN in 2013, she has covered major breaking news stories, including the Boston marathon attacks, the Cleveland kidnappings and the Oklahoma tornadoes as part of the network’s New Day reporting team.   In...

2013 Review: People matter – we love telling you about their interesting, purposeful lives

Everyone has a story and we have set out to tell as many of them as we can. Our “people” stories distinguish us – whether they are stories about accomplished people, purposeful people, celebrated people or the people next door. These stories resonate with other people, too – and inspire, touch, amuse, instruct and expand our lives.   Here are “people’ stories you...

Judy Clabes: D.C. Bluegrass Ball big success, buzz around Ashley Judd dominates event

Actress Ashley Judd, center, joined a number of Kentucky dignitaries on stage during the 2013 Bluegrass Ball in Washington, D.C.   The 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Society of Washington and the 2013 Bluegrass Ball, a nonpartisan pomp-and-circumstance celebration of all things Kentucky, converged for a very successful event at the historic Wardman Park Marriott over the weekend. Called “the...