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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...

It Wasn’t All Basket-weaving: The Market brought together creative Kentuckians

Jan Treesh of Bountiful Baskets by Jan could talk to customers and weave simultaneously at The Market last weekend. (Photo by Roger Auge II)   By Roger Auge II KyForward correspondent   Carefully, but firmly, Jan Treesh pressed a thin sliver of wood into what in a few hours would become an intricately-woven basket.   Treesh, of Lexington, operator of Bountiful Baskets by Jan, was one...

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: Who says we’re disconnected from government? Readers indicate otherwise

Everyone, some folks believe, complains about “government.” But our readers vote with their eyes, and our numbers show great interest in the affairs of state. KyForward’s government coverage is a little different from most, however, as we stick to the facts, straight-forward – and we are diligent about the sources of our aggregated content and keeping our opinions out of our original...

Kentucky Governor’s Mansion: Centennial celebration to include documentary for kids

The Kentucky Governor’s Mansion (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion will be 100 years old in 2014, and thanks to restoration efforts by former First Lady Phyllis George Brown in the early 1980s, the stately landmark is in fine shape for its big celebration.   And thanks to Lexington-based Michael Breeding Media, Kentucky’s...

Pamela Brown – baby in Governor’s Mansion – is now a CNN national news correspondent

Pamela Brown’s ‘passion and drive and ambition’ were evident early on, say her parents, former-Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. and former Miss America/NFL sportscaster Phyllis George. (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   If you tune in to CNN these days and spot behind a microphone a lovely, fresh-faced young news correspondent who looks really familiar, you are...