Brian Loftus is an Emmy Award-Winning Anchor for 8 News Now "Good Day." He joined the 8 News Now team in 2009 as Traffic Anchor, before being promoted to Morning Anchor in April, 2014; and has also anchored the noon newscast since 2015.
Brian was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Lyons Township High School, earned a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Loyola Marymount University.
After teaching and coaching for a number of years at both the middle school and high school levels, Brian decided to pursue broadcasting as a new career path, while still teaching. His broadcasting career was launched in Los Angeles radio on weekends at KLSX (97.1 FM Talk) in 2002 as the Producer/Writer, and one of the on-air personalities of "The Film Freak Show," a radio program which interviewed actors and directors promoting their latest film.
Brian made the leap from radio to TV broadcasting in 2007 as a Feature Reporter for KMPH-TV (FOX) in Fresno, CA covering every live shot imaginable on the popular, five-hour morning show, "Great Day."
On 8 News Now "Good Day," Brian has carried two well-known morning show franchises. From 2009-2014 he anchored a daily segment called "What's Driving You Crazy," where he helped solve traffic problems troubling viewers. Since 2014, he has brought viewers "What's Cool at School," which highlights positive programs in local schools.
For the past three years, Brian has also hosted and anchored the highly rated New Year's Eve Countdown Show from the Las Vegas Strip, which is seen live in 12 cities, and which he won an Emmy for in 2017 for Special Events Coverage. He also won the Silver State Award for Best Las Vegas TV Anchor in 2016.
Brian has interviewed everyone from local leaders like Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Sheriff Joe Lombardo, to performers and comedians from up and down the Strip, to musicians such as Carlos Santana, Rascal Flatts, and Guns n' Roses.
Brian is often out of the studio putting together creative, original segments for the morning show - from training as a Gondolier at The Venetian - to drumming with the Blue Man Group - to singing and dancing with "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.
Brian and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful, energetic daughters. He enjoys swimming, biking, hiking, and reading. He is an avid fan of Bruce Springsteen, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, and loves living in Las Vegas and enjoying this wonderful community.
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