Brian Wood (journalist) Bio, Marriage, Career, Awards and Philanthropy

Brian Wood Biography

Brian Wood is an American journalist. He is an anchor and reporter for KATU-TV in Portland. Furthermore, he worked there from 2002 to 2008. Therefore, he was the main anchor and managing editor at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland.

He has also anchored and reported at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington, and KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Brian wood was born in 1972. He is now 48 years old.

Early Life

Brian grew up in Bellevue, Washington. While he was there, he attended Interlake High School. Further, he graduated from the University of Washington with an honors degree in Political Science and communications.

Brian Wood Marriage

He is a happily married man. Unfortunately, since he loves keeping his personal life out of public reach, we do not have the identity of his wife and children.  We will soon inform you about their identity once we identify them.

Brian Wood Career

He is a National award-winning reporter and anchor.  Currently, he is the  Managing Editor of ABC 2 News at 5, 6, and 11:00.

Brian has more than 25 years of news and newsroom management experience.  He’s stood his ground during earthquakes in Seattle, San Francisco, and Kobe, Japan. After Princess Diana passed on, he went to London to cover her funeral.

His work during the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan was featured in The Seattle Times. Wood covered the bombing in Oklahoma City and the crash of John F. Kennedy Junior’s plane near Martha’s Vineyard. He also covered the smuggling of illegal immigrants from Hong Kong.

He shared the 1992 Peabody Award for reporting the documentary When the Salmon Runs Dry which explored the causes and effects of the declining population of wild salmon in the Columbia River system.

Wood reported, among other subjects, the Green River Killer, the deadly immigrant smuggling on container ships from Hong Kong, and the sinking of the Interstate 90 floating bridge in November 1990.


Brian Wood earned the coveted National Peabody Award for his examination of the Columbia River. He has also been honored with multiple Emmy Awards for his anchoring and reporting, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, and others.

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Brian Wood Public service

Wood is actively involved in community service. Hence, he often offers support to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Some of the other children’s centers include;  House of Ruth and Maryland Food Bank.

Brian Wood Net Worth

Over time Wood has tirelessly worked to build himself. Truly his work has born fruits. This is evident since he has an estimated net worth of  $1 million – $5 million.

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