Brandon Lewis

Professional Experience

TEGNA (Verify), Washington, D.C.;

National Host May 2021-Present

                       •Anchored investigative segments for VERIFY, TEGNA's fact-checking unit.

                       •Wrote and produced content for VERIFY's digital and social media platforms

                       •Hosted weekly "Verify This" show that aired on over-the-top outlets  for TEGNA's 50+ stations,

KFMB-DT (CBS/CW Affiliate), San Diego, California;

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor/Fill-in Weather August 2015-May 2021                  

                       •Hosted special reports and an Emmy Award-winning series on the U.S.-Mexico border.   

                       •Named station's "data champion" to track, investigate and lead reports on COVID-19.

                       •Fill-in anchored and weather forecasted.     

WRGB/WCWN-DT (CBS/CW Affiliate), Albany, New York;

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor August 2012-August 2015

                            •Covered Boston Marathon Bombings and Dannemora Prison Escape for sister stations.

                        •Solo anchored morning and evening newscasts as needed.

                            •Established sources in the community to break stories.         

WNDU-DT (NBC Affiliate), South Bend, Indiana;

Reporter July 2009-July 2012

                            •Worked as the only one-man band nightside reporter to break stories.

                            •Helped rebuild and relaunch station Facebook and Twitter presence.                     

                            •Named "Best Reporter" from the Indiana AP Broadcaster's Association.

KOMU-TV (NBC Affiliate), Columbia, Missouri;

Reporter/Anchor February 2008-July 2009          

                            •Worked as one-man band reporter.

                            •Anchored weekend evening newscast.

                            •Created content for Twitter and Facebook accounts.                 

Website Editor August 2008-July 2009                            

                            •Wrote and edited stories in AP style.

                            •Added and created additional web-only content for stories.

Live Truck Operator August 2006-July 2009                            

                            •Set up and photographed live shots using analog ENG microwave equipment.

Education and Training

•Bachelor of Journalism

University of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri

•Citizen's Academy - San Diego County Office of the District Attorney/Sheriff's Department

•Citizens Academy - FBI San Diego​

Awards and Recognition

  •2020 Regional Emmy Award "Breaking News Coverage" - National Academy of Television Arts & Science

  •2020 Regional Emmy Award “Border Issues” - National Academy of Television Arts & Science

  •2020 Regional Emmy Award “Current Affairs Special" - National Academy of Television Arts & Science

•2019 Regional Emmy Nominee “Investigative Reports” - National Academy of Television Arts & Science

•2017 Regional Emmy Award “Spot News Coverage” - National Academy of Television Arts & Science

•2015 Special Mention “Continuing Coverage” - New York State Associated Press Association

•2012 "Best Reporter" Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association

•Radio Television News Director's Association Rob Sunde Fellowship - Completed at WSAZ-TV

•Radio Television News Director's Foundation Carole Simpson Award