Posted Jul 27 2015 04:10PM CDT
Updated Jan 15 2019 06:13AM CST
Brandon Todd has been promoted to the early morning weekday anchor of Good Day. He will join Hanna Battah from 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. and continue to report for the newscast from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
“Viewers respect Brandon from his many years of reporting about the communities in the Fort Worth area, but we want to acknowledge the versatility in his anchoring skills and the leadership he’s shown throughout the newsroom," announced KDFW News Vice President and News Director, Robin Whitmeyer.
Brandon has been a lead reporter for KDFW since November of 1998, covering big events, breaking news and enterprising exclusive stories. Prior to joining the station, he began his career in broadcasting as a reporter for WFTX in Fort Myers, Fla.
“What a blessing it's been to report stories that matter for the past 20 years here in North Texas. Now, instead of finishing the day with our viewers, I'm grateful to be starting the day with them," he said.
A graduate of Ball State University, Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.
KDFW is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.
“Everyone has a story to tell.” And, I have been honored to cover these stories at FOX 4 for almost two decades. I started out on the morning shift and worked two-and-one half years on our #1 rated morning show “Good Day.” In that time, I was part of several award-winning breaking news stories. For more than a decade, you have seen me on our evening newscasts at 9 and 10, where I cover stories from Dallas to Ft. Worth and all around Texas.
I grew up in the Midwest and grew tired of the cold weather. So, I moved to sunny south Florida where I met and married my wife. I’ve worked in newsrooms in Sarasota and Ft. Myers and it didn’t take long to make the trek to Texas and my home right here at KDFW.
In my time here, I have covered the shuttle disaster in east Texas, various hurricanes over the years, the explosion in West, and hundreds of local stories here in North Texas. Thousands of people have shared their lives and hearts with me on camera, and I am thankful. It is a pleasure to give back to the local community, and I give my time to various local DFW events such as the March of Dimes March for Babies in Ft. Worth, CONTACT Teen Program, the DFR Awards Banquet, and many others. And, some of the best questions I’ve been asked have come from students during my career day presentations.
God’s greatest blessing to me though is the time that I get to spend with my wife and sons.
I love this station and the talented folks with whom I work, and every day I am proud to call Texas home.
Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for watching FOX 4.