Brian Wood

Anchor

Brian Wood
Brian Wood
Anchor
A Northwest native and national award winning reporter and anchor, Brian Wood joined KATU in 2008.

It is a homecoming for Brian who covered news for KIRO-TV in Seattle for 20 years before moving to Baltimore to anchor at WMAR-TV.

Brian Wood earned a Peabody award for his examination of the decline of wild salmon in the Columbia River.

He has also been honored with multiple Emmy awards for anchoring and reporting.

Brian has stood his ground during earthquakes in Seattle, San Francisco and Kobe, Japan.

He was in London for the funeral of Princess Diana, in Hong Kong to cover smuggling of illegal immigrants and Japan for the Winter Olympics.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Washington with an honors degree in Political Science and Communications.

He lives with his wife and family.

Recent stories by Brian Wood

Local Everyday Heroes: Cranes of Hope Everyday Heroes: Cranes of Hope (Video)
There is a tradition in Japan that Niasha Oden knows by heart – collect a thousand paper cranes and you are granted one wish.
Local Everyday Heroes:  The Barrett Family Everyday Heroes: The Barrett Family (Video)
After the death of her baby boy, Stacey Barrett has been on a mission to keep other newborns from dying of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.
Local Everyday Heroes: Junki Yoshida’s million-dollar donation Everyday Heroes: Junki Yoshida’s million-dollar donation (Video)
Junki Yoshida is well known around here. And when you think of his name, you think of his company’s sauces and his charismatic personality. But he’s also a philanthropist and recently gave a big check to Mt. Hood Community College as a way of giving back.
Local Everyday Heroes:  Award Winning Lifesavers Everyday Heroes: Award Winning Lifesavers (Video)
Clackamas County's Ken Schey and Jason Mitro are the "Best of AMR." The paramedic and emergency medical technician took top honors at the American Medical Response National Clinical Competition.
Local Everyday Heroes: Rock'n Rooms' founder Valerie Morton Everyday Heroes: Rock'n Rooms' founder Valerie Morton (Video)
Valerie Morton is someone who knows a little something about healing. She’s not a doctor or a nurse, but she does spend a lot of time in hospitals. Morton and her volunteers go to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital every 12 weeks. They bring blankets and bags, stuff animals and pillow pets to help decorate children’s rooms.
Local Everyday Heroes: United they build Everyday Heroes: United they build (Video)
They were perfect strangers once upon a time. Then they saw someone in need and came together to make a real difference.

Click "Play Video" to watch the story.
Local Everyday Heroes: Be The Match Everyday Heroes: Be The Match (Video)
PORTLAND, Ore. - A stranger helped save a local boy’s life by donating her bone marrow.

Now the mother of that boy is paying it forward. Click "play" on the video to see the story.

You could save a life, too. If you would like more information about Be The Match click here.
Local Everyday Heroes:  Marathon Quilter Everyday Heroes: Marathon Quilter (Video)
5,260 and still quilting! This week's "Everyday Hero" is keeping needy people and pets well covered with her handmade quilts she gives away.