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:  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.
Local Everyday Heroes: Kadda Woll, school 'den mother' Everyday Heroes: Kadda Woll, school 'den mother' (Video)
Our Everyday Hero this week is the first person you would likely see if you visited Beaver Acres Elementary in Beaverton. And Kadda Woll, who has been at the school for 16 years, is described as the school's "den mother."
Home A water balloon life hack that's a bust A water balloon life hack that's a bust (Video)
Life hacks are meant to make your life easier, but the goal of this one is to get messier: We wanted to make the perfect water balloon.
Home Chill out with this life hack Chill out with this life hack (Video)
With warm temperatures now here we thought it would be timely to put this life hack to the test -- quickly chilling a warm can of Coke and getting it down to 41 degrees, which is a good drinking temperature.
Home Letting the hot air out of this car cool-down life hack Letting the hot air out of this car cool-down life hack (Video)
If you park your car in the sun on a hot day, it will be sizzling. You can jump in and crank up the air conditioning to cool it down. But we tested a life hack that sounded good and was supposed to cool the car down before you get in.
Home Life Hack: Getting rid of tarnish on silver Life Hack: Getting rid of tarnish on silver (Video)
We tried a life hack to get rid of the tarnish on silver using things you probably already have in your pantry. You might have heard of this method, and we wanted to see if it really worked.
Home Life Hack: Coiling cords Life Hack: Coiling cords (Video)
If you’ve ever struggled with coiling up a cord or cable, this life hack is for you. We’ve turned to an expert – KATU’s engineer Mark Sutton has been coiling cords in the TV business for 42 years.
Home Life Hacks: Fixing a sticky situation Life Hacks: Fixing a sticky situation (Video)
You buy something, and it has a sticker on it. What's the easiest way to get that off without damaging your new purchase? We tried a couple of tricks to get rid of the gunk.
Home Lifehack: Folding fitted sheets Lifehack: Folding fitted sheets (Video)
It's one of the most frustrating chores at home: folding the dreaded fitted sheet. If you don't do it right, the linen closet is a disaster. But it doesn't have to be a big mystery. We found a lifehack, a trick, to make it much easier.
Local Everyday Heroes: Clowns Without Borders Everyday Heroes: Clowns Without Borders (Video)
David Lichtenstein, aka Leapin' Louie, is president of Clowns Without Borders. The organization brings professional performers on a volunteer basis to refugee camps, war zones and disaster areas all over the world to bring a smile to the faces of people in those places.
Home Lifehack: Keep yourself drip free while enjoying popsicles Lifehack: Keep yourself drip free while enjoying popsicles (Video)
Brian Wood and Angelica Thornton have a few tricks to keep your popsicle on its stick and off your clothes, arms or the floor. Plus, Dave Salesky hands out a couple of coolers worth of popsicles to some happy kids.
Home Lifehacks: Shucking corn stinks Lifehacks: Shucking corn stinks (Video)
No matter how hard you try to shuck corn without making a mess, corn silk threads get all over the place. So we wanted to try this lifehack to make it easier.