Brandon Walker considers it an honor to explore Houston as a reporter for KPRC 2 News. He joined the station in January 2015, and is no stranger to the heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast.
Brandon hails from New Orleans, where he cut his teeth in journalism as an intern and later assignments editor for WGNO-TV. The "business," as it is often called, hooked Brandon in at an early age. He ran scripts for anchors, operated the Teleprompter during newscasts and shadowed reporters at the station beginning when he was 16. The station offered him a chance to work at the assignment desk before he graduated high school.
Prior to working at KPRC 2, Brandon worked as a reporter and anchor for News 12 Connecticut. He reported live from Newtown, Connecticut, in the days and months following the Newtown school shooting in 2012. He also led his station's coverage from the state capital as lawmakers passed monumental gun control legislation following the shooting.
Brandon's work in Connecticut has been honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow award, awards from the Connecticut Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists. He's also been nominated for multiple New York Emmy Awards.
Before Connecticut, Brandon worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at YNN, Your News Now, in Albany, New York. He also worked as a desk assistant at CBS News' National Desk in New York.
Brandon is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He also has an undergraduate degree in history from Carleton College in Minnesota.