New York magazine’s Rembert Browne ’09, a former writer for The Dartmouth, will serve as one of four moderators for tonight’s Iowa Brown & Black Forum featuring Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders.
The forum at Drake University will provide candidates with “the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos,” according to the forum’s website. The event will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on the Fusion television network. Fusion anchors Jorge Ramos, Alicia Menendez, and contributor Akilah Hughes will also serve as moderators.
After a notable career at the website Grantland, which included an interview with President Barack Obama on Air Force One, Browne joined New York in October as a reporter of “culture in the broadest sense.” His first print piece was an in-depth profile of Tyler Perry, one of the wealthiest and most successful entertainers in history. Browne scored a rare interview with Oprah for the story.
Browne was active at Dartmouth. In addition to writing the column “THIS, Sir, Is My Case!” for The Dartmouth, he was a member of Dartmouth Outing Club’s First Year orientation trips welcome committee (“H-Croo”) and vice president of Class Council. His senior year, he hiked up Mount Moosilauke with a small group of students and President Emeritus James Wright and his wife, Susan DeBevoise Wright.
You can follow Browne on Twitter, where he weighs in on everything from his hometown of Atlanta, to race relations in the country, to his friends’ (sometimes fellow alumni) endeavors.