2020 Distinguished Alumni

Mrs. Gloria Campos Brown ('76)

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Mrs. Gloria Campos Brown ('76)

B.A. Mass Communication

Retired; Former News Anchor
WFAA-TV Dallas-Ft. Worth

Gloria Campos Brown retired after a 40-year career as an award-winning news anchor with WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. Today, she remains a sought-after speaker and moderator, having conducted discussions with Sonia Sotomayor, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Jill Biden, Gloria Steinem, Molly Ringwald, Cynthia Nixon, and many others.

Campos Brown began her career in 1974 as an intern and scholarship recipient with KGBT-TV in the Rio Grande Valley. She joined the station fulltime after graduation from Texas State. She worked there in a variety of positions before joining WFAA-TV in Dallas in 1984 as a general assignments reporter/public affairs program host. She quickly worked her way up the ranks, becoming the full-time anchor at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. — in addition to producing the station’s weekly Wednesday’s Child reports for nearly 20 years.

Among her many awards and recognitions, Campos Brown was elected to the National Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s Hall of Fame in 2012. She received the American Women in TV/Broadcast News Award of Excellence (2010) and was named the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Reader’s Choice Best TV Newswoman (2007). In 2015, the Dallas Can Academy recognized Campos Brown’s achievements by naming their East Dallas campus preschool, “The Gloria Campos Wee Can Academy.”