Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who was hired by Facebook in 2017 to lead its news partnership team, is departing the company. Brown had been hired to oversee the social platform’s relationship with traditional media, and to scale back the false news that was coursing through Facebook at the time, reports Broadcasting+Cable.
It was a new role at Facebook, continued Broadcasting+Cable, which was focused on being a more trusted source for legit journalism in an area rampant with fake news. Brown will remain an adviser to Facebook parent Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Brown helped launch Facebook News, which focused on news and lifestyle coverage, and Bulletin, a newsletter platform for established journalists and writers.
Her role transformed as Facebook made news less of a priority. Last year, Facebook said it was shutting down Bulletin, according to the NY Times, and it stopped paying publishers for content that appeared in its news tab.
Brown hosted Campbell Brown on CNN at 8 p.m. from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she anchored Weekend Today at NBC and White House correspondent during the administration of President George W. Bush.