Brian Callanan

Brian Callanan

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Brian Callanan has been an award-winning news journalist in a career that began in 1995. He’s been a news reporter, news anchor, and sports anchor throughout the Pacific Northwest. In his work, he’s covered Endangered Species Act hearings, Presidential campaigns, Socialist Alternative Party city council members, and everything in between. He’s currently working as a public affairs host and moderator for The Seattle Channel, which has been consistently recognized as one of the country’s top municipal television stations by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.

Brian’s work combines the objectivity and understanding required for complex political issues with the innovation and creativity needed for compelling storytelling. He’s a six-time Northwest Region Emmy award winner, including a “Best Host” award in 2014, and was the 2016 winner of the King County Municipal League’s “Government News Reporting” award. An English and Communications double major from the University of California at Berkeley, Brian provides insights from the rapidly changing, often colliding worlds of media, politics, and marketing.

Speaking Topics

Tell Your Story: Creating Effective Political Advocacy

In a world of media bias and partisan division, what’s the best way to amplify your voice in the political process? Emmy-winning TV host and producer Brian Callanan has reported on thousands of stories in his 27 years (and counting) in broadcast journalism, gaining perspective from political leaders, voters, and lobbyists alike. What’s the best way to “tell your story” and advocate for your cause? Learn from an expert who can show you how to advocate effectively and how to build a foundation of personal, political empowerment.

Speaking Topics

  • Get Your Story Straight: Understanding Media Bias & the Political Power of Your Voice