I began working as a reporter for KSN in September of 2000, and I call two cities home. I went to high school in Jefferson City, Missouri. I also grew up in Festus, Missouri which is about 40 miles south of St. Louis. Just take I-55 south and exit when you see the White Castle. Joplin really needs one of those ASAP.
Before working at KSN I was a reporter at KOMU/NBC8 in Columbia, MO.
I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated from the Broadcast Journalism School in 1999. Go Tigers!!!!
Since September of 2010 I've been doing a daily segment on the hour-long six newscast called "Brad's Beat." Every night I spotlight some of the most interesting people in the four states and try to leave you with a smile and laugh at the end of every story.
In 2000 I started a segment called "The Gadget Guy." I spotlighted unique gadgets, inventors and fun toys. I retired that segment in 2010 and now just focus on telling fun feature stories on "Brad's Beat."
Hobbies: When I'm not putting a microphone in peoples faces, I enjoy many things. A few of my passions include updating the most popular Spider-Man fan site on the internet. It's called the "Spider-Man Crawl Space" http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com
I've been a fan of the wall-crawler ever since I was a small web head. I started the site in 1998 and the website has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and on Marvel.com.
I also enjoy collecting DVD's and listening to "Old Blue Eyes" himself, Frank Sinatra.
Favorite Movies: The Star Wars Trilogy, The Godfather 1 and 2, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Aliens, Uncle Buck and Planes Trains and Automobiles.
The best thing about my job is that it is never the same. I walk into work everyday and meet new people each and every day. I get to tell their story. One of my role models is journalist Charles Kuralt. He was able to see a story in almost any situation, and I strive to be that good.
I've been married since 2005 to Wendi Douglas. Together we have two beautiful daughters named Ava and Alyce. I also have two untrained beagles named Bogey and Bella. They won't sit, roll over,but they will howl but not on command.
If you have any story ideas for my "Brad's Beat" segment contact me at email@example.com
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