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

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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 — 4,377 followers, 6,912 tweets

Oct 20, 2017

Our story tonight on what happened this morning inside Ford's Woodhaven Stamping Plant. https://t.co/uit3TwPBdB

Oct 20, 2017

#BREAKING: Police identify shooter as 21 year old Jacoby Hennings of Harper Woods. https://t.co/lEIBHKcy0H

Oct 20, 2017

RT @wxyzdetroit: LISTEN: Man tells chilling tale of a disgruntled employee who came to the #Woodhaven Ford stamping plant today and…

Oct 20, 2017

RT @mspmetrodet: .4). Troopers on the scene advise the scene is secure. Unattended package cleared and safe by MSP K9. Further detai…

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