Brandon Bartlett joined the 14 News team in October 2007 and is the Weekend News Anchor and Nightside Reporter. He is no stranger to the Tri-State, having been born and raised in Owensboro, KY.
Brandon began his career in television news while in high school at the age of 15, serving as the youth reporter for Owensboro's nightly cable newscast. He then worked for Channel One News, a national in-classroom newscast for middle and high school students. There he met and has maintained friendships with Lisa Ling and Anderson Cooper. After that, he spent several years working as an anchor/reporter for WEVV, the Evansville CBS affiliate. He also reported for CBS NewsPath. Recently, Brandon served as a writing consultant at Daviess County High School in Owensboro.
Brandon received his BA in Communication Arts from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro before pursuing his Master's Degree in Communications and Education at New York University in New York City.
Along with covering the news of the Tri-State, Brandon has interviewed several politicians and celebrities while at 14 News. He landed the only local one-on-one interview with Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. He also went one-on-one with Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Caroline Kennedy. He also spent time with Tri-State native Florence Henderson and the Jonas Brothers.
Brandon has had the honor of meeting several of his mentors in the business, including Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters. Ms. Walters even included Brandon in a segment broadcast live on "The View." He also appeared in two episodes of "One Life to Live."
Brandon is very active in the community. He has served on boards at RiverPark Center, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Heart Association.
When not covering the Tri-State for 14 News, Brandon can be found in Owensboro visiting family and friends. He also likes to travel back to New York City as often as possible to visit friends. He enjoys supporting the arts and has seen over 130 musicals and plays on Broadway.
Brandon is very excited to be working for 14 News, the Tri-State's News Leader.
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