Telling / living a compelling story
Live life to the fullest! Brian is an Emmy-winning TV journalist, an Audible Approved voice actor, an MC/auctioneer, and a video producer. He’s also a husband and dad who thrives on giving back to his community. His work is focused on delivering a message that resonates–whether that’s in a newscast, as an MC for a charity event, or via a compelling video or audio project.
2021 Episode 8: Transit Funding Questions, Participatory Budgeting Challenges, and Police Shooting Concerns
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a midday coffee stop! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight take a look at some major changes in Seattle’s transit system coming soon, as well as the continued challenges of the Black Brilliance […]Read More > >
2021 Episode 7: Winter Weather Challenges, Black Brilliance Research Concerns, Further Cuts to SPD?
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the challenges of sheltering the homeless during a blast of winter weather, a looming financial crisis for the Black Brilliance Research Project, the […]Read More > >
A Biography You’ll Never Believe
I’m lucky to be a friend of David Williams, Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat museum in Kent, Washington (not far from my home). If you’re not aware of it, hydroplane racing has a storied history in the Pacific Northwest, with a “golden age” between the 1960’s and the 1990’s that has cemented its […]Read More > >
MC for HNA Mother-Daughter Brunch
I had a great time emceeing Holy Names Academy‘s Mother-Daughter Brunch in February! To begin, I introduced several runway-ready students in a fun winter fashion show. Then, I moderated a panel discussion with some superstar women from Seattle-area businesses, with a theme of “How Do You Play the HNA Way?” It was a fascinating discussion […]Read More > >
A Choice VoiceBrian is an Audible Approved voice actor who’s produced more than 40 audiobooks released on Audible, Amazon, iTunes, and Downpour. His work includes genres from sci-fi and fantasy to nonfiction and biographies. Brian also does commercial work, and teaches a course on audiobooks to authors and narrators looking to get into the industry.
Award-Winning JournalismBrian is a five-time Emmy winner in television news. He currently serves as an on-air host/moderator for The Seattle Channel, a city-run station which has won the “Excellence in Government Programming” Award as the top municipal TV station in the country 8 of the past 10 years. A veteran journalist who’s been in the industry since 1995, Brian has the expertise and connections to provide event moderation, on-air hosting/political insight, or media training for your business.
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MC / Auctioneer
Taking your auction / event to the next level
Brian has a passion for organizations that help our community, and brings that energy into his work as an emcee and auctioneer. From emceeing charity events, to moderating town hall discussions on the Seattle Channel, to serving as an auctioneer for school auctions, Brian provides a dynamic, inspiring presence to every event he’s part of. Brian has more than 17 years of experience as an MC, moderator, public speaker, and auctioneer.