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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Brooke Beare

Class of 2000, Bachelor's

Brooke Beare anchors the 5:306:30 and 11 p.m. news on CBS Local 2, and the 10 p.m. newscast on KDFX Fox 11.

Brooke Beare is an Emmy-nominated anchor and reporter who loves digging-in to tough issues, and works hard to tell the whole story behind the headlines.

Brooke graduated from USC with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Cinema. She worked for ATVN as a reporter, entertainment anchor and producer, and used her time in Los Angeles to intern at Dateline NBC, KCAL 9 and Columbia TriStar Pictures.  She made her professional television debut in the Lone Star State at KTEN, then KETK. While in Texas, she covered the break-up of the Shuttle Discovery over East Texas, and interviewed former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

When the Coachella Valley came calling in 2003, Brooke couldn't wait to get closer to her San Diego roots. She packed up and joined the Palm Springs CBS affiliate during its first year on the air. Since then Brooke's been part of the station's investigative team, she helped launch a 4 p.m. newscast, and even traveled to San Jose to break the story of the arrest of a convicted murderer in the kidnapping and killing of a local boy. In 2007, she took at job at San Diego's XETV, but returned to the Coachella Valley the next year as the evening co-anchor of CBS Local 2.

When she's not on the anchor desk, you can spot Brooke around the valley as host and emcee of events like the Palm Springs Athena Awards and the Senior Inspiration Awards.

Brooke also serves on the Board of Directors for Desert Arc, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities.

Running, traveling, and being a wife and mother take up most of Brooke's off-duty time now. She and her husband welcomed a son in 2011 and a daughter in 2013.

You can also keep up with Brooke on Facebook


What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

It’s not enough to make sacrifices for your job. Make sure it’s something you love doing. Because if you don’t love what you do, everyone will notice. Whether it’s producing, writing, reporting, or anchoring, take advantage of every opportunity you’re given. 

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