Brian joined WDAZ in October of 2014, after reporting and anchoring at WDAY in Fargo since October 2013.
He currently co-anchors the 6 and 10pm WDAZ News weekdays, and co-anchors the Saturday 6 and 10pm WDAY/WDAZ simulcast news.
He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Journalism.
Brian has traveled across the country as a spokesperson for the automotive industry. He has also lived in Los Angeles, working in entertainment before pursuing his career in broadcasting. It’s experiences like these that give him a unique perspective when reporting.
Brian is a Michigan Wolverines fan with an avid interest in politics and golf.
He is thrilled to be sharing stories with the Greater Grand Forks community working at WDAZ and looks forward to hearing any of your comments, concerns and story ideas.
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Near Thompson, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - A distracted driving crash near Thompson sent two people to the hospital late Friday night. 30-year old Raymond Lassiter was driving southbound around 10:30 at a slower speed on I-29 because he was driving on a spare tire. Lassiter was rear-ended by 17-year-old Hannah Thompson who Highway Patrol says was reaching down to grab a cell phone that had fallen. Both sustained non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending and the crash is still under investigation.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - New information about Fargo's City Commission illegally meeting behind closed doors to discuss the terms of then Police Chief Keith Ternes' resignation and retirement. It includes heated comments from Commissioner Dave Piepkorn to the late Mayor Dennis Walaker over the mayor's comments to the media about Ternes, before the terms of Ternes' departure were final. The city released an audio recording of the November 10th closed-to-the-public executive session after North Dakota Attorney Gene
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Devils Lake man is in jail after fleeing police in a stolen car. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Police tried to pull over 26-year-old Martin Nerison just before 8:00 tonight. Nerison then sped away and led officers on a chase down Interstate 29 in Cass County. Officers called OnStar which was able to slow the vehicle to 5-miles-per-hour. Nerison is being charged with Fleeing an officer, driving under suspension and possession of stolen property.
A Thief River Falls Woman was injured in a rollover accident early this morning in Polk County. 47-year old Dawn Gafkjen was heading northbound on highway 59 just before 5AM...
Could the scope of security cameras in downtown Fargo be expanding? There are currently 6 cameras operated by the police downtown --- One development group is gauging interest ---- Seeing...
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tonight, our studio transformed into center stage for a debate between the 3 north dakota congressional candidates and we brought the action to you live...
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Today people in Moorhead joined a global call to action, marching to raise awareness for climate change, pleading for humanity to clean up Mother Earth. "The whole world is in our hands, let’s take care of it.” A movement 50 people strong starting on the steps of Moorhead's City Hall. John Strand/Fargo School Board: "Our values are to have a clean home, a healthy environment.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared this week "Adoption week". It's also the same week one adoption service in the state, Lutheran Social Services, celebrates 125 years. And a Moorhead family believes that service helped make them whole, adopting a girl whose special needs, mirrored that of their biological son. It was a bumpy start for Carson Kitch.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Police are tonight calming parent's fears after a principal sent out a mass email to parents warning about three reports to the school of a red truck trying to pick up students. Police say this all surrounds one incident. The incident in question happened near Elephant Park in North Fargo on September 11th past school hours, as a middle schooler was walking home from sports practice.
Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) - A public meeting Wednesday night in Valley City to have questions answered about the new technology coming to town. BEK communications opened its doors...