Sam Brown, Knoxville Journalist, Dies at 59

By: Sam Brown, a longtime Knoxville broadcaster and award-winning journalist, has died at his home apparently of natural causes. He was 59.

Police Capt. Gary Holliday told The Knoxville News Sentinel officers found Brown's body Tuesday after his family reported they hadn't seen him in days. There were no signs of foul play.

Brown was an investigative reporter and anchor at WATE-TV in Knoxville, arriving from WSM-TV in Nashville in 1974. He was later an anchor for WKXT-TV, now WVLT-TV.

At WNOX radio, he won four Edward R. Murrow awards for journalism excellence. He most recently was a lecturer at the University of Tennessee's College of Communications.

A Clarksville native, Brown held a degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and a master's in journalism from Columbia University.


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