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: 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.
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.