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 34: Affordable Housing Changes, Police Budget Battle Resolved (For Now), and COVID Hazard Pay Here to Stay
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 break down some proposed changes to affordable housing regulations in Seattle, the resolution of a $15 million surplus in the police department budget, a […]Read More > >
2021 Episode 33: Early Education Challenges, Straight Talk on Seattle Schools: A Conversation with Dr. Stephan Blanford
With the start of the school year, all eyes are on our state education system, from early learning up through high school. Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel talks with special guest Dr. Stephan Blanford, former Seattle School Board Director, about the current challenges of early education, the impact of the new “Fair Start for Kids […]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.