Brian Wood


Brian Wood
Brian Wood
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: Youth Music Project Everyday Heroes: Youth Music Project(Video)
Music programs may be gone from many schools, but a nonprofit out of West Linn is keeping the notes alive. The Youth Music Project is a place where every kid learns they are something special and no kid is ever turned away because they can't pay.
Home Turkey tip: Thaw a turkey in hours, not days Turkey tip: Thaw a turkey in hours, not days(Video)
If you haven't taken that turkey out of the freezer yet, you are already waaaaay behind. So KATU's Angelica Thornton and Brian Wood tried a hack that could have you feasting on a bird tomorrow that is still frozen today.