Brendan Keefe's Experience:
Chief Investigative Reporter & Lead Trainer for TEGNA at WXIA '11 Alive' (TEGNA/NBC)October 2014 - Present | Atlanta
Leader of the investigative team at Atlanta's NBC station, 11 Alive. Corporate trainer for TEGNA Television Stations. Winner of multiple Emmys, Murrow awards, and the Peabody Award for investigative reporting.
Evening Anchor & Chief Investigator at WCPO-TV 9 (Scripps)October 2007 - September 2014 | Cincinnati
Photographed, wrote, edited, produced and presented investigative reports as a "multi-media journalist" and anchor. Voted Best Large Market TV Reporter and Best Photographer by the Ohio Associated Press. Won an average of eight Ohio Valley Emmy Awards every year, nearly all for solo work as an MMJ. One National and two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2014. Chopper reporter/camera operator. Weeknight evening anchor 2007 - 2012.
Scripps Trainer/Senior Multi Media Journalist (Corporate) at E.W. ScrippsOctober 2012 - September 2014 | Cincinnati
Developed, designed, and deployed cutting-edge storytelling techniques for all Scripps multi-media journalists (MMJs) in 14 television newsrooms nationwide. Selected to lead innovative program training and re-tooling the company's reporters, photographers, and storytellers. Major focus on technology and innovation.
Correspondent at WCBS-TV 2February 2003 - September 2007 | New York, NY
11:00 P.M. weeknight reporter in New York City. Weekend morning anchor for two six-month stretches. War correspondent with three combat reporting tours in Iraq and Kuwait. Covered the terrorist bombings of commuter trains in Madrid. Won NY Emmy awards for continuing coverage of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and for breaking news coverage of the NYC Blackout. Won the coveted Silurian Award for outstanding coverage in Iraq from one of the oldest press clubs in the nation.
Reporter at KPRC-TV 2 (Post Newsweek)October 1997 - September 2002 | Houston
Special Projects Reporter for five years. Also the "go to" choice for breaking news. Flew regularly in the news helicopter as the Chopper 2 reporter. Covered the collapse of Enron, the Andrea Yates child drownings, multiple hurricanes, three serial killers, Houston floods, the Clinton impeachment hearings, U.S. Capitol shootings, and the Space Shuttle program. Flew twice in zero gravity with NASA aboard the KC-135 "Vomit Comet." Won four Suncoast Emmy awards, including two for an underwater cave diving documentary he shot alone while on vacation in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Anchor/Reporter at WFSB-TV 3 (Post Newsweek)October 1995 - October 1997 | Hartford & New Haven, CT
Pioneered two major expansions of the morning news program as co-anchor with Mika Brzezinski. Also worked as breaking news reporter and special projects reporter for other newscasts. Won Boston/New England Emmy award, Society of Professional Journalists award and Connecticut Associated Press Award for Best Feature.
Reporter at WJXT-TV 4 (Post Newsweek)January 1994 - October 1995 | Jacksonville, FL
Military Affairs Reporter covering the nation's third largest Navy complex of four major bases. Also worked as "The Whistleblower" uncovering government waste and abuse.
Reporter & Bureau Chief at WWMT-TV 3October 1992 - January 1994 | Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo - Battle Creek, MI
Battle Creek Bureau Chief. Responsible for story development and staff in WWMT's Battle Creek Newsroom. Covered the trial of a criminology professor and former police officer charged with executing his wife, the local ABC morning anchorwoman. Appeared as a trial expert on The Donahue Show.
Anchor/Reporter/Photographer at WREX-TV 13February 1992 - October 1993 | Rockford, IL
Hired as full time photographer. Quickly promoted to Photographer/Reporter and Anchor/Reporter after a series of ground breaking investigations. Year-long investigation of KKK resulted in Brendan being assaulted by armed white supremacists at the same Klan rally where Geraldo Rivera was attacked.