Brook Silva-Braga is an Emmy-award winning journalist and filmmaker whose work has aired on HBO, CBS, MTV, National Geographic and CNBC. He also anchored the Washington Post newscast The Fold. ¶ Work and curiosity have taken Brook to more than 60 countries on six continents. After launching Earthchild Productions, he narrated, shot and edited three profitable and critically acclaimed documentaries.

Reporting and Anchoring Reel

Selected Stories

Would you let your six-year-old start a fire? For decades, special playgrounds in the UK have given children free reign. Now the concept is slowly spreading in the U.S


One of the country’s only scholarships for kids with incarcerated parents is funded by a Utah plumber.


Our devices contain biometric sensors that can read all kinds of identifying information about us. That could put an end to the password.


The government-mandated patient satisfaction survey is meant to reward effective care, but some doctors say it’s had an unintended consequence: fueling Americans’ dependence on prescription pain pills.


Winner of the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Feature News Report in the National Chesapeake Bay region.

The ability to identify a suspect by facial-recognition technology is transforming law enforcement but it is also raising privacy concerns as giant databases of driver’s-license photos are being used in these searches.


Nabbing a ticket for Tuesday’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court required waiting overnight in the cold or paying someone else to. But some who have done the job say many of the spots are held by a mix of empty folding chairs and homeless shelter residents.



“The China Question” aired on CNBC.

To understand the economic, political and moral implications of China’s rise, Brook Silva-Braga spent over a year traveling both China and America. On a thoughtful, personal journey into corners of the People’s Republic often off-limits to western journalists we meet ordinary people dealing with extraordinary change.


“A Map for Saturday” aired on MTV & National Geographic.

On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. “A Map for Saturday” reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents.


One Day in Africa” toured film festivals throughout 2009

On a single day at the messy juncture of tradition and modernity, six people from different geographic and cultural backgrounds describe six versions of the African story


Other Projects

“One Month Lease: Berlin” is the pilot episode of a travel/culture series.


“The Marriage Test,” a relationship memoir, was published by Penguin/Berkley in 2016 and featured on The TODAY Show, NPR, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, NY Post, Good Housekeeping, Glamour and elsewhere.