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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting mikebrannen.com. This website reveals more of who I am, what I am interested in, and what I do for a living.

Mike Portrait 1I am currently an executive TV producer, and I pride myself on delivering a product that gets viewers’ attention and turns them into repeat viewers. I work at KWGN-TV (Channel 2) in Denver, CO and I oversee all aspects of the 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. It is a pleasure working with award-winning anchors, reporters, producers, photographers, managers, and editors.

Before coming to Colorado, I spent a little over two years as the morning executive producer for KOB-TV in Albuquerque, NM. During my tenure, I led the newscast from second place in the ratings, to several months fighting for and winning #1. Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. promoted me to that position after working at their flagship station, KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Before leaving that ABC affiliate in Minnesota, I primarily produced the 9:00 p.m. newscast for our sister station, KSTC-45. Over a period of a year, I was responsible for doubling the ratings for that newscast. Previous to overseeing that newscast, I produced the 5 a.m. newscast for KSTP, and led it to a #1 rating in Dec. 2012 and Feb. 2013. In my final year at the station, I was also producing and booking guests for our weekly political broadcast “At Issue with Tom Hauser.”

I was a morning newscast producer at KIRO7 (the CBS affiliate in Seattle) before moving to Minnesota. While there, I led the 4:30 a.m. newscast to a #1 market share in the entire U.S. (Feb. 2012). The newscast was also #1 in the market for six-straight months.

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. As a student I worked a variety of jobs for KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO. I was a newscast and sportscast producer, news and sports reporter, news and sports photographer, and ENG operator.

You can see samples of my work, and read more about my interests by clicking the tabs above.

Thanks again for stopping by,

MB




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