Brian Palmer is a journalist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn NY.
From 2000-2002 he was a New York City-based correspondent for CNN, where he covered regional, national, and international news. In the mid 1990s he served as Beijing Bureau Chief for US News & World Report. During his 20-year career he has covered war and conflict, the White House and Capitol Hill, and life at the grassroots around the world.
As an independent journalist, he has written features and analysis for Mother Jones, ColorLines, the Nation Investigative Fund, and other publications and websites. He has contributed video reporting to outlets such as MTV News & Docs, ABC World News, and PBS Now with David Brancaccio. Palmer has photographed for the New York Times, Politiken (Copenhagen), Die Zeit, and others.
In 2008 he was awarded a Ford Foundation grant to complete Full Disclosure, a feature-length documentary about his three media embeds with a U.S. Marine infantry unit in Iraq. The documentary premiered in 2010 at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Palmer, a former Fellow at New York University Law School's Center on Law & Security, is a faculty member at Baruch College and the School of Visual Arts. He earned his BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University and an MFA in Photography from SVA. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife [as of 4/22/2012] and is extremely fond of coffee.