What You Should Know About Judge Joe Brown
Who is Judge Joe Brown?
Judge Joe Brown is a syndicated court show that premiered first on September 14, 1998. The show is syndicated by CBS TV Distribution and can be seen on local stations during the day in the United States.
Like many other reality legal television shoes, Judge Joe Brown works by creating form of binding arbitration between the litigants. The producers of the show maintain the physical appearance of a civil courtroom.
Judge Joe Brown also uses a bailiff and a news reporter. The second bailiff on the show is Sonia Montejano, who joined the show in 2006 and succeeded Holly Evans who acted as bailiff on Judge Joe Brown since 1998. As of 2010, current MLB Network freelance reporter and Former FOX Sports reporter Jeanne Zelasko has taken the role as the current news reporter, succeeding the previous reporter Jacque Kessler. The show’s current announcer is Rolonda Watts, who succeeded Ben Patrick Johnson.
Background of Judge Joe Brown
Before the show, Judge Joe Brown served as a judge in Memphis, Tennessee in the Shelby Country Criminal Court from 1990 to April 2000. Here he introduced a new fresh way of sentencing individuals who were first time, nonviolent offenders that gave riveting results. His atypical methods of passing out justice came from his childhood.
Judge Joe Brown was born in Washington, D.C., as the only child of his parents who were both teachers. He later moved to South Central Los Angeles, which was one of the toughest neighborhoods in the area.
While almost everyone in his area became a victim of the harsh realities and struggles of a life in the inner city, Judge Joe Brown placed his efforts in his education. Later, his family moved to the Crenshaw region, where he finished and graduated from Dorsey High School as the valedictorian of his class.
He then continued on to study at UCLA where he majored in political science. He was able to pay his school tuition by working, where he loaded trucks and dug ditches.
After obtaining his undergraduate degree, he then later received his Juris Doctor from UCLA. After graduating from Law School, Judge Joe Brown moved to back to Memphis in order to accept a job with Services, and later with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
After five years, Judge Joe Brown the first black prosecutor in Memphis and afterwards the director of the Memphis Public Defender's Office. Afterwards, he decided to open his own practice and then in 1990, he decided to go back into public service. Because of his passion and sincerity for justice, Judge Joe Brown was then elected as the Division 9 Judge of the Shelby County Criminal Court.