Good Morning Utah & Midday Anchor
Hometown: West Valley City, UT
Starting date at ABC4: September 2008
Interests: Art, rock climbing, volunteering, boating, skiing, hiking, spending time with family, and working out.
About me Brian:
Brian Carlson is an award-winning journalist, happy to be working in his hometown.
Brian co-anchors Good Morning Utah from 5:00 – 8:00 a.m. and Midday from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Brian was born and raised in Utah and got his first taste for on-air news in high school, anchoring a weekly show at a Salt Lake area TV station and loved it! Brian took his enthusiasm to BYU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
In 2004, Brian began his professional TV career at KNDU in Kennewick, Washington, and in 2008, Brian joined ABC4 Utah.
In 2012, Brian won a regional Emmy for his report titled “Spice in the City,” in which Brian purchased drugs undercover and was instrumental in assisting police capture an illegal drug dealer.
In 2014, Brian was the first TV reporter to tell the story of Ron Stallworth, a young black detective who infiltrated the KKK. Brian’s report became the catalyst to the Oscar award-winning film “BlacKkKlansman” directed by Spike Lee.
In Brian’s career, he’s reported on everything from going behind the fire lines documenting the moment an elderly couple discovered they lost all they had in a Utah wildfire to jumping out of an airplane or going 57 mph down the Olympic skeleton track. Brian is also the only reporter to become an NBA mascot for a day, working with the former Utah Jazz Bear.
From 2015 to 2021, Brian loved his time as the announcer for Utah’s premier lifestyle show Good Things Utah.