Alma Dale Campbell Brown is the head of global news partnerships at Facebook and a former American television news reporter and anchorwoman. She served as co-anchor of the NBC news program Weekend Today from 2003 to 2007, and hosted the series Campbell Brown on CNN from 2008 to 2010. Brown won an Emmy Award as part of the NBC team reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Since 2013 she has been an education reform and school choice activist.Early life and familyCampbell Brown was born Alma Dale Campbell Brown in Ferriday, Louisiana, the daughter of the former Louisiana Democratic State Senator and Secretary of State James H. Brown Jr., and Brown's first wife, Dale Campbell. Alma Dale was her maternal grandmother's name.Brown was raised as a Roman Catholic, though her father is a Presbyterian. She has two sisters.Brown grew up in Ferriday, Louisiana, and attended the Trinity Episcopal Day School.