Emmy-nominated Brian Farrell serves as Digital Executive Producer for DC News Now, working with a team of content producers who contribute to the storytelling and information sharing on DC News Now’s digital platforms (including social media) and on television.
His experience in the digital realm comes with years of on-camera experience as an anchor and reporter.
Brian grew up outside Philadelphia in Morrisville, Bucks County, Pa.
After completing a dual major (Communication and English) at La Salle University in Philadelphia, he took a job as a production assistant at WCAU, one of the network affiliates in town. He got to work with a great group of people and got a feel for television news.
Brian left WCAU to work as a writer and producer for Medstar Television in Allentown, Pa. The company provided syndicated medical news to stations across the country.
From there, he headed south to WJBF in Augusta, Georgia, where his title was “Aiken Newscenter Chief.” He points out, that meant in addition to shooting, editing, and reporting, he got to vacuum the station’s bureau in Aiken, S.C.
Brian eventually anchored the weekend evening newscasts. A series he did about corruption in Denmark, South Carolina was recognized with a number of awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow.
After working at WJBF, Brian moved to Virginia, where he worked at WTKR and 13News Now, anchoring and reporting at both.
The years he’s spent in the communities he has served have given him the opportunity to share the stories of so many people, something of which he’s appreciative every day, and something he’s able to do as part of DC News Now.