Longtime Austin Anchor Leaving to Get Doctorate

By Kevin Eck 

Paul Brown is leaving Austin Time Warner Cable News today, after 12 years.

Austin 360’s Gary Dinges reports the anchor for Capital Tonight is going to work on his doctorate at the University of Texas. He’ll also teach at Austin Community College.

“I’ve been involved in journalism for exactly 30 years,” Brown said. “I’m not getting any younger, so now’s the time to buckle down and take on the challenge of trying to obtain my Ph.D. This is a wonderful chance to do something new at this stage in life, while sticking with my love of journalism and teaching. I’ve always felt a big part of my role wherever I have been has been mentoring and teaching younger reporters. So, in reality, not much is really changing for me in terms of what I love to do.”

He was news director and anchor at KTXS in Abilene before coming to TWC News. He’s also worked at WROC in Rochester, N.Y.