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 18: Transportation Funding, Rent Control Redux, Statewide Pandemic Pause
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 a new Seattle City Council proposal for transportation funding, a plan from Councilmember Kshama Sawant on rent control that’s very similar to a […]Read More > >
2021 Episode 17: COVID Phase Rollback, “Shelter Surge” for Homelessness, Ethics Issues
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 expected “rollback” to Phase 2 in King County as the state tries to emerge from the COVID pandemic, challenges with the City […]Read More > >
I’m excited to collaborate with author Marie Biro and narrate her new novel, “The Longest Home Run.” As a lifelong baseball fan, I was drawn into this work by its reference to a statistic all hitters dream about: who hit the longest home run in Major League Baseball history? Marie’s book is based on many […]Read More > >
MC for Holy Names Academy’s Virtual Auction: Deck the Dome!
I had a great time emceeing Holy Names Academy‘s “Deck the Dome” fundraiser in December, 2020! This was a major production, with a beautiful set in HHA’s music room, a virtual fireplace, a live virtual auction and fund-a-need ask, and even an appearance from Charlie the Cougar, Holy Names’ mascot! Despite the challenges of COVID, […]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.