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.
2022 Episode 47: City Budget Finalized, “Dual Dispatch” 911 Alternative Proposal, King County Mental Health Crisis Centers Ballot Measure, and More
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and independent journalist Kevin Schofield discuss the final cuts and adds in the City Council's budget process, the addition of a “Dual Dispatch” 911 alternative program, the challenges ahead for King County's […]Read More > >
2022 Episode 46: Seattle City Council’s Balancing Act, Student Demands for Funding Post-School Shooting, the Future of Ranked Choice Voting, and More!
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and independent journalist Kevin Schofield discuss the Seattle City Council’s balancing act in the latest version of the city budget, student demands for resources in the wake of a school shooting, election […]Read More > >
“50 States”: An Audiobook Journey
What a trip! I really enjoyed narrating “50 States” by Richard R. Becker, a collection of short stories that literally takes the listener across all fifty states in the U.S. This is the first time I’ve ever done a book of short stories, and it was one of the most challenging projects I’ve had to […]Read More > >
MC for Big Skills, Tiny Homes Virtual Fundraiser: Raise the Roof!
I was honored to work with Big Skills, Tiny Homes as an emcee for their virtual fundraiser, “Raise the Roof”! BSTH is a Bay Area nonprofit that helps students of all ages interested in the trades, as they build a tiny home from scratch to completion. Then, the homes are donated to people in need. […]Read More > >
A Choice Voice
Brian is an Audible Approved voice actor who’s produced more than 70 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.
On-Air TV Host
Brian is a six-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.
Around The Town
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.
Professional video at the speed of news
Brian has spent more than 25 years producing network television segments as well as promotional videos for schools, businesses, and nonprofits. As a five-time regional Emmy winner, Brian is a seasoned professional who knows the craft of storytelling. From short, minute-long social media videos to longer branded content, Brian has the writing and producing skills to bring your video project to life.