Before moving to Chico, Brian was a reporter and anchor in Dothan, Alabama.
Brian graduated from the University of Minnesota with a broadcast journalism degree, with Spanish and English minors. During his junior year, he had the incredible experience of studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.
In his free time, Brian enjoys reading, hiking, and visiting his extended family in California.
Although he hails from the land of ice and snow near Minneapolis, Brian is happy to be reporting in the Central Valley and welcomes story ideas at Brian.T.Johnson@abc.com.
Funeral mass for Porterville Fire Capt. Ray Figueroa held in Delano
"It takes a special kind of person to do the things that they do, and he wouldn't have it any other way," says Edmundo Figueroa, Ray's second cousin.
Preliminary hearing starts for former Visalia foster mother accused of child abuse
"The suspect admitted to dropping (the) victim numerous times," police wrote. "She also admitted to holding (the) victim away from her chest and shaking him back and forth."
Lack of snow in mountains impacting agricultural operations in the Valley
Last week, the Fresno Irrigation District announced they would delay water deliveries to their agricultural customers, storing the supply in local reservoirs until they decide to release it.
Driver charged in crash that killed 10-year-old Visalia girl last August
The Tulare County District Attorney's Office has charged Sara Spagnolini with vehicular manslaughter, a felony, and driving on a suspended or revoked license, a misdemeanor.
Kings County sheriff's employee arrested for sex crime, harassment
An employee with the Kings County Sheriff's Office was arrested Friday morning for creating pornography and sexual harassment.
Tule River Tribe plans to open cannabis dispensary off Highway 190
Officials with the Tule River Economic Development Corporation, or TREDC, say a cannabis dispensary is being built off Highway 190 in the Springville area.
21-year-old arrested for shooting man at Corcoran apartment complex
Corcoran police have arrested 21-year-old Cesar Renteria for shooting another man at an apartment complex Monday morning.
Valley police agencies make strong push to recruit new officers
Some local agencies, like Visalia Police, are hiring officers before they enroll in the academy.
World Ag Expo Day 2: Trade issues due to the Coronavirus
Export director Maylinn Xu says they're fulfilling Chinese orders of tortillas faster than they normally would because the coronavirus is changing the way Chinese residents eat.
World Ag Expo begins in Tulare, hemp taking center stage
Last year's show had hemp seminars that were well received, so organizers decided to shine a brighter light on the multi-faceted plant.
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