Michael D. Brown

Radio Talk Show Host
Born Nov 8, 1954

Michael DeWayne Brown was the first Undersecretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This position is generally referred to as the director or administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was appointed in January 2003 by President George W. Bush and resigned in disgrace following Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. Brown first had been appointed as General Counsel at FEMA.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael D. Brown.


1954 Birth Brown was born on November 8, 1954 in Guymon, Oklahoma, the son of Eloise (Ferguson) and Wayne Ellsworth Brown. … Read More


1975 20 Years Old While he was in college, from 1975 to 1978, he handled "labor and budget matters" as an assistant to the city manager of Edmond, Oklahoma (1980 population of 34,637). … Read More
1980 25 Years Old While attending law school, Brown was appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee of the Oklahoma Legislature as the Finance Committee Staff Director, where he oversaw state fiscal issues from 1980–1982.
1981 26 Years Old In 1981, he was elected to the city council for Edmond, but resigned to work in private practice. … Read More
1982 27 Years Old He also taught at Oklahoma City University law school as an adjunct lecturer - although his FindLaw profile falsely misrepresented his occupation at that time as an "Outstanding Political Science Professor". From 1982–1988, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority.


1988 33 Years Old Brown ran for Congress in 1988 against Democratic incumbent Glenn English, who had not been challenged in the previous election. … Read More
1990 35 Years Old 1 More Event
After losing, Brown promised to try again in 1990, saying, "I have an excellent chance of prevailing. … Read More


2000 45 Years Old 1 More Event
A March 2000 two-part report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, chronicling one of the disciplinary actions, lauded Brown for pursuing an investigation against David Boggs, "the kingpin of the Arabian horse world", despite internal pressure to end the inquiry. … Read More
2001 46 Years Old 1 More Event
After Bush entered office in January 2001, Brown joined FEMA as General Counsel.
2002 47 Years Old …  In August 2002, Bush appointed him to the Transition Planning Office for the new Department of Homeland Security, serving as the transition leader for the EP&R Division. … Read More
…  He was appointed in January 2003 by President George W. Bush and resigned following his controversial handling of Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. … Read More


On August 31, 2005, following Hurricane Katrina being named an "Incident of National Significance", Brown was named the Principal Federal Official and placed in charge of the federal government's response by Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff.
On January 18, 2006, Brown stated that certainly things could have been handled differently, such as calling in the military. … Read More
Brown worked for Cotton Companies, a private firm specializing in recovery. Throughout 2007 and early 2008 Brown made appearances to the press on behalf of Cotton companies. … Read More
2009 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2009, Michael Brown became the CEO of the Next of Kin Registry, an NGO in Washington DC. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Brown filled in at various times on Denver radio station KOA after leaving government service. In February 2010 he was named the host of the Michael Brown Show from 7-10 pm weeknights on KOA, when not preempted by sports. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old In mid-2012 Brown teamed up with Denver liberal KKZN host David Sirota for KHOW's Sirota-Brown show for KHOW's afternoon drive slot, but now hosts his own show, again called the Michael Brown Show. … Read More
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