Brian Champagne grew up in the less-famous Central California but left after starting his television news career there. He worked 22 years in news for NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS affiliates in four markets. He served as chief photographer for KTXL-TV in Sacramento, but worked in front of the camera, too.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Bakersfield, and his Master’s from the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Look for UOP in the exterior shots from the movie “Flubber,” which was shot while he attended.
He now teaches Broadcast Journalism full-time at Utah State University but connects the professional and academic worlds by doing stringer, freelance, and contract work for all stations in the Salt Lake City market and beyond.
Brian’s favorite toys were always cars, he subscribed to Motor Trend magazine at age 12, and he started reporting on them in 1996. Watch for Brian’s automotive reporting on UPR, where he is a regular contributor.