Who Is Contessa Brewer?


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Contessa Brewer is a freelance television journalist and former host of "Caught on Camera" on MSNBC. As of 2015, she is working with both ABC and CBS networks.

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Brewer has filed stories with both ABC News and CBS News since she left her job at WNBC New York as a weekend morning news anchor. Brewer had began anchoring for WNBC in 2012 after leaving "Caught on Camera." Brewer simultaneously hosted "Caught on Camera" and anchored the news on MSNBC until 2011, when she stopped anchoring.

Brewer began her career in journalism after graduating from Syracuse University in 1996. She accepted a position at KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, California, in 1997 and also spent time at KRNV-TV in Reno, Nevada. MSNBC hired her in 2003 after she worked at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She had a short stint on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show as the news reader but left after the New York Post published a story alleging that Brewer had been overheard disparaging Don Imus. Brewer once again worked as a news reader, this time on "Verdict with Dan Abrams," which was cancelled in 2008. Brewer is noted for her interview with New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, after which Judd Gregg referred to her as "absurd," "fundamentally dishonest" and "irresponsible" for her handling of the interview.

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