Since August 1980, when he started working for ABC News 20/20, Bob Brown has covered a wide range of topics for the show.
Brown looked into how bad record-keeping led the government to deny payments to many American combat veterans who had already received them.
Many people think that Bob from ABC News is no longer with us, but this is not true because there has been no news about the journalist.
But Bob Brown, who was a member of the Australian Labor Party, is no longer with us. People didn’t know which one was which.
Bob from ABC News has won several awards for his work on 20/20. During the 1992–1993 season, he got the Investigative Reporters Award and an American Bar Association Gavel Award for a 20/20 segment.
Where is ABC News’ Bob Brown now?
In 1997, Bob Brown started working for ABC News as a correspondent in New York. He might still be working for ABC News now.
He worked as an anchor for KHOU-TV in Houston for two years before he went to work in Dallas. Before he joined the army for two years, he worked for KOTV in Tulsa for two terms.
He got his degree from the University of Tulsa and then taught people how to write news stories. He gives talks at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and the Park Distinguished Visitor Series at Ithaca College.
He wrote China and the World and United States History, Volume Five, which are used in high school.
He wrote about the life of Irish tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan, who got his medical degree from Dublin’s Trinity University and then won gold medals at the Special Olympics around the world.
Before joining 20/20 full-time, Brown wrote “Special Assignment” stories for ABC News’s World News Tonight in 1979 and 1980. These stories were about the Irish Republican Army and the 10th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival.
He also worked for ABC News when the 1980 Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, New York.
Find Out Who Bob Brown’s Wife Is
Bob Brown hasn’t told the public whether or not he’s married. It’s not clear whether or not he’s married.
But based on his age, he seems to be married and living on his own. Brown may not want people to know about his personal life, so he has kept his information secret.
He also doesn’t use his social media page, so there isn’t much we can learn about Bob’s personal life.
Bob Brown’s Job
Bob Brown is a reporter for ABC News, and he has written about many different things for the show.
He also took part in the famous ABCNEWS Millennium program, which was on all the time. He talked about how a medical mission to the Dominican Republic changed the lives of two unusual missionaries and a charming young boy who needed their help.
He also told an inspiring story about a door-to-door salesman from Portland who has cerebral palsy but has been walking his route for 35 years.
Brown also told the story of a 35-year-old mother who wrote a book about her young daughter while she was fighting cancer.
Also, he often narrates programs on the Discovery Channel and on the A&E show Biography.
In 1991, the American Women in Radio and Television gave him an award for playing a strong and ambitious woman.
The President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities gave him a media award for his profile of Christopher Nolan.
He was given the Media Access Award by the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of the Handicapped for the stories he wrote.
How I grew up and went to school
Brown was born in Oberon, New South Wales, as one of twins. He went to Trunkey Public School, Coffs Harbour High School (1957–60), and Blacktown Boys High School. In his last year of high school, he was chosen as school captain.
Brown went to the University of Sydney to study medicine after he graduated from high school. There, he got a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree.
Brown was inspired by Robert Menzies, who was Prime Minister at the time, when he was in his early 20s. He almost joined the Liberal Party of Australia.
Before running for office
Brown was a doctor at the Royal Canberra Hospital for a while. During his time at the hospital, he and other senior medical staff took a pacifist stance by not certifying as fit young men who did not want to fight in the Vietnam War. Then, he worked as a resident in hospitals in Darwin and Alice Springs. At the second job, he met Dr. John Hawkins, who had kayaked down rivers in Tasmania.
Brown went to London in 1970 and worked at Hounslow Cottage Hospital and St. Mary Abbots Hospital in South Kensington.
 When Jimi Hendrix was brought to St. Mary Abbots Hospital, he was the doctor on duty.
At the time he retired, many news outlets said, wrongly, that he had said Hendrix was dead. Brown later said that even though he was on duty when Hendrix was brought in, “he had been dead for some hours,” and that Hendrix was officially pronounced dead by a different doctor, who was also an Australian.
Brown moved to Tasmania in 1972. In Launceston, he worked as a general practitioner. He soon joined the environmental movement in the state, especially the effort to save Lake Pedder. In 1972, he joined the United Tasmania Group, which was Australia’s first “green” party. During the 1970s, Brown was part of a team that looked for Thylacines for two years.
In 1976, he went on top of Mt. Wellington and fasted for a week to protest the arrival of the nuclear-powered warship USS Enterprise in Hobart.
In the 1990s, Brown was elected to the Senate.
Brown was put in charge of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in 1978. In the late 1970s, he became a leader in the fight against building the Franklin Dam, which would have flooded the Franklin River valley as part of a hydroelectricity project. Brown was one of the 1,500 people who were arrested during the campaign for protesting. After that, he was put in Hobart’s Risdon Prison for 19 days. On the day he was released from prison in 1983, he became a member of Tasmania’s parliament for the House of Assembly seat of Denison. This was after the Democrat MP Norm Sanders resigned to run for the Australian Senate and won. Brown was elected to replace Sanders on a countback. After the Federal government stepped in to protect the Franklin River in 1983, the Franklin campaign was a success.
During his first term in office, Brown introduced a wide range of private member’s initiatives, such as freedom of information, death with dignity, lowering parliamentary salaries, gay law reform, banning the battery-hen industry, and advocating for a nuclear-free Tasmania. Both Liberal and Labor members of Tasmania’s House of Assembly voted against his bill to ban semi-automatic guns in 1987. This was nine years before the Port Arthur massacre, which led the federal Liberals to win their bid to do the same thing.
The proportional representation system in Tasmania let the Greens win five of the state’s 35 House of Assembly seats in 1989, and Brown became their leader.
He agreed to support a minority Labor Party government based on an Accord (signed by Michael Field and Bob Brown) in which the Green independents agreed to support the budget but not motions of no confidence and the ALP agreed to develop a more open parliamentary process, to consult on departmental appointments, to provide a legislative research service, parity in parliamentary staffing, and a reform agenda that included equal opportunities and freedom of information.
This deal fell apart in 1992, though, because of disagreements over forestry. In 1993, Brown quit the House of Assembly and tried to run for the federal House of Representatives, but he didn’t win.
Brown pushed for the Green Independents and the Australian Democrats to join together to make the “Green Democrats” instead of joining with other Green Parties to make the Australian Greens. But when the Democrats changed who was in charge, this plan couldn’t go forward, and the Independents moved toward a single Green Party.
Politics at the federal level
Brown in Tasmania’s Salamanca Market in December 2004
Brown talks about how the Greens plan to deal with climate change before the 2007 federal election.
Brown at a rally in Melbourne on July 5, 2008, about climate change.
Adam Bandt, Brian Walters, and Brown ran for state office in Victoria, Australia, in 2010.
Greg Barber, Brian Walters, and Brown went to a protest rally in Melbourne in 2010.
Brown was elected to the Australian Senate for Tasmania in 1996. He was an outspoken critic of John Howard’s conservative government and a supporter of green and human rights issues, including Tibet, East Timor, and West Papua, which are all in other countries. He also put forward bills to change the Constitution, protect forests, stop the dumping of radioactive waste, stop the forced sentencing of Aboriginal children, stop the use of cluster munitions, and get rid of greenhouse gases.
At the 2001 federal election, Brown got a lot more votes and was re-elected to the Senate. He spoke out against Prime Minister John Howard’s decision not to let 438 asylum seekers (mostly from Afghanistan) land on Christmas Island after the MV Tampa, a Norwegian freighter, saved them from their sinking boat in the Indian Ocean. Brown was also unhappy with the way Kim Beazley agreed with John Howard’s position on the Tampa incident.
Brown spoke out strongly against Australia’s involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He became known as a leading voice in the movement against war and for peace. When President Bush went to Canberra on October 23, 2003, Brown and fellow senator Kerry Nettle spoke up during his speech to both houses of parliament at a joint session. During Bush’s speech, Brown and Nettle wore signs about David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib, two Australians who were being held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, at the time. Habib was later released without charges, but Hicks went to prison for giving material support to terrorism. Bush laughed off the interruptions, but Neil Andrew, the Speaker of the House, called out Brown and Nettle by name. This meant that they were both kicked out of the Parliament for 24 hours. This meant that they couldn’t be there the next day when Chinese President Hu Jintao gave a similar speech. Brown, on the other hand, shook Bush’s hand after the speech.
Brown was against the changes that the Howard Government made to the Marriage Act in 2004. He said, “Mr. Howard should chill out and accept gay marriages as part of the social fabric of the future.”