Brandon Walker Biography
Brandon Walker,36, is an award-winning journalist serving at KPRC-TV as a reporter and anchor. He is known for his passion for details and charisma. He has covered local and national stories which have earned him several awards. Walker understands the value media brings to the community. For this reason, he seeks to unveil accurate information to the public. He honed his skills through studying at one of the best journalism schools and experience at CBS News, WGNO, and YNN.
Brandon Walker Age and Spouse
Walker was born on 14th December 1986 in Nola. His father was a Sergeant major and his mother passed on at 35 years. All these events have shaped Walker’s life. On matters of relationships, Walker is single. He has his dog as a companion. Walker’s focus is growing in his career. Matters concerning having a wife or starting a family will come sometime in the future.
Brandon Walker Education
Brandon has always valued education. He went to Carleton College where he pursued BA in History. Walker was actively involved in the school radio station KRLX 88.1 FM as the news director, producer, and anchor. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. Later, he joined Columbia University for an MBA in journalism. He learned to shoot, write and edit stories.
Walker has had a successful weight loss journey. In 2016, he weighed 265 lbs. He confessed to having low self-worth and a lack of confidence. He had to wear pullovers because he could not button his shirts. However, he decided to change his life.
Walker started getting serious with diet and living a physically active life. As of 2022, he had lost more than 90 lbs. His journey has been a motivation to thousands of viewers who have been accompanying him.
Brandon Walker Accident
In 2020, Brandon was unfortunate to be involved in an accident. He was hit by a truck while attempting to cross the road. His friend Alex Parker, who happened to be on the same road, noticed Walker.
He rushed, covered Walker’s head, with a t-shirt to stop the bleeding, and asked the truck driver to call 911. Within minutes, the medical team arrived, picked up Walker, and rushed him to the hospital. After treatment, he was discharged from the hospital to recover. Now, every year, he commemorates the events that almost took his life.
Brandon Walker Career
Walker started as an intern at CBS News where he would write and edit daily news for CBS News and assist in the production of The CBS Evening News, The Early Show, and other CBS News programs.
While still in school, he tried working for Two Cent production as an anchor and producer, and WGNO-TV as an assignment editor and writer for The Lens Magazine. These working opportunities prepared him for the jobs he would be handling in the future.
In 2009, CBS News recalled him and officially employed him as a Broadcast associate who would anchor breaking news, handle interviews, and produce several programs for the station. He left CBS after 9 months and joined YNN Albany at Time Warner Cable as a reporter and fill-in anchor. His main responsibility was responding and giving feedback on general assignments.
Walker served there for two years before joining News 12 Networks in 2012 as an anchor and reporter. Here, Walker became the winner for 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for writing and first place award from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and CT Press Club.
He was also nominated 8 times for New York Emmy Awards. He stayed at News 12 for 2 years and a half years and joined KPRC-tv as an anchor and reporter. Here he replicated the success he had at other media stations. He was awarded the Lone Star Emmy Award and several Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Brandon Walker Salary and Height
It is clear that Walker is good at his job. Wherever he goes, he leaves it better than he found. He has covered political stories, crime, scandals, and international events, all of which have built his name. His reputation has also made him a top earner.
His salary is not less than $150,000 per year. Walker combines his work with passion and comedy, making him one of the best journalists in America. His height of 5 feet and 9 inches is also another added advantage.