Brien Blakely

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The saying goes 'home is where the heart is'…and, your family.

I'm blessed to be back in Charlotte as the Evening Anchor for FOX 46 News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.. Before coming home I worked for the Fox station in Seattle. And, I've worked for stations in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Bristol, Va. I spent a good portion of my career in Hollywood where I hosted several TV shows including HGTV’s Weekend Warriors, E! News Daily and BattleDome – and I appeared on network shows such as The Practice, Roswell, and the X-Files.

I’m a ‘news junkie.’  News is always ON at our house. But, I do not consider my job 'work.' It's fun, rewarding and I'm very fortunate to do what I love every day. Work is good for the soul.

My wife and I have a wonderful son Wes, who is the love of our life. Every day watching him grow up brings us a new way to smile. Our ideal day is to have all our friends bring their kids over to the house for a Pool/BBQ party on a Saturday afternoon.

If I'm not in the backyard, I'm playing golf, usually bad golf, but hey, a day on the golf course is still far better than sitting behind a desk.

I grew up in SW Va and went to Western Kentucky University. I’m a proud Hilltopper, and yes it’s the school with the big red blob for a mascot.

I love telling good stories, stories that need to be told, so if you have one let me know.

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