Emmy-nominated reporter at @WXYZDetroit | Michigander | @WesternMichU grad | political enthusiast | @UMichFootball fan(atic) | #GoBlue

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Biography

Brian is an emmy-nominated reporter who joined Detroit's ABC affiliate WXYZ in June of 2017.

Previously, Brian served as a reporter at KSHB in Kansas City,
primary anchor for WDAZ in Grand Forks, ND, and MMJ and weekend anchor at WDAY in Fargo, ND.

Brian was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michi...

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@BrianAbelTV — 4,487 followers, 7,131 tweets

Dec 11, 2017

talked 1 on 1 with @GM CEO @mtbarra this afternoon. Will have more on @wxyzdetroit at a 6. Here is what she said about whether GM will partner with ride sharing services for driverless cars come 2019: https://t.co/wFm6RxyZTJ

Dec 11, 2017

RT @AP: BREAKING: Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump's opposition.

Dec 11, 2017

RT @mspmetrodet: Holy Cow People! Just a little bit of snow and all kinds of crashes out there! This includes someone driving into t…

Dec 11, 2017

RT @MaxWhiteWXYZ: TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-94 closed at Conner while police sweep for evidence in Detroit freeway shootings.

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Clark Kent.

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A gatekeeper. A check & balance. A documenter of history.