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:  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.
Local Everyday Heroes: Lifesaving Lessons Everyday Heroes: Lifesaving Lessons (Video)
We are celebrating volunteer appreciation week with Jacleen Simons. She helps students prepare for disasters - one child, one pillowcase at a time.
Local Everyday Heroes: Horse Sense Everyday Heroes: Horse Sense (Video)
Saving the lives of horses led Kat Barrett to change the lives of people. Her non-profit Horse Sense Riding School is a place where horses and humans help each other.
Local Everyday Heroes: Charlie's Angels Everyday Heroes: Charlie's Angels (Video)
Charlie Harper’s “Everyday Heroes” will forever live in the heart of the man they saved. They brought the popular Moda Center usher back to life with quick thinking and teamwork.
Local Everyday Hero: Birthday Girl Everyday Hero: Birthday Girl (Video)
Krystel Mallery's wish list for her 12th birthday included diapers, deodorant and socks. She asked for all that, and for some happiness, for kids who really need it.