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 Accidents and safe routes for Portland Public Schools
The orange dots represent injury accidents over the past decade and the blue lines are recommended walking routes for Portland Public School students and their guardians.
Local Everyday Heroes: Laundry Love Everyday Heroes: Laundry Love (Video)
Amy and Jason Snyder bought and refurbished a laundromat on St. Johns Boulevard five years ago. Three nights a month they open it up for free to people struggling financially to clean their clothes.
Local Everyday Heroes: Volunteers with Vision Everyday Heroes: Volunteers with Vision (Video)
Dr. Sarah Martin and the students at Pacific University’s College of Optometry Outreach Program offer free vision exams, treatment and even glasses to people who can’t afford it.
Local Everyday Heroes: Hiking for a cause Everyday Heroes: Hiking for a cause (Video)
Carl Lindemaier may be 77 years old, but he will be hiking the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail – 500 miles from border to border.
Local Everyday Heroes:  Farmers Ending Hunger Everyday Heroes: Farmers Ending Hunger (Video)
Molly McCargar-Pearmine is a fourth generation farmer. Her family's Pearmine Farms is among 65 members of Farmers Ending Hunger donating tons of food to Oregon's hungry.
Local Everyday Heroes: Toys from Davis Everyday Heroes: Toys from Davis (Video)
Little Davis Tate is a big hero to kids at Randall Children’s hospital. He turned $20 into more than $1,000 worth of toys and donated them to sick children.
Local Everyday Heroes: Mighty Oaks Volunteers Everyday Heroes: Mighty Oaks Volunteers (Video)
A fresh beginning for an organization in Albany that helps children. Thanks to volunteers, the “Mighty Oaks Children’s Therapy Center” has a new look and brighter future.
Local Everyday Heroes:  Wayne's World Everyday Heroes: Wayne's World (Video)
Wayne Hudson’s energy and enthusiasm bring such happiness to customers at a Vancouver Safeway. Some only shop there when he is working.
Local Everyday Heroes: Towing Help for Heroes Everyday Heroes: Towing Help for Heroes (Video)
When you see Steve Gale or one of his “Gales Towing and Recovery” trucks, you know help is coming.
Brian Wood here, what you may not know is how much time, money and effort Steve gives to emergency responders to help their community.
Local Everyday Heroes: Ruben Mendez Everyday Heroes: Ruben Mendez (Video)
We get in the ring with a man who is paying it forward. Ruben Mendez has taken his love for boxing to the community - building a gym for kids who might not otherwise have anywhere to go.