Brian Abel Biography
Brian Abel is an American Emmy award-winning anchor who is currently working at WXYZ. He serves as the evening anchor of 7 Action News at 5 and 7 Action News at 10 on TV20 Detroit Monday through Friday. Furthermore, he covers political stories for metro Detroit.
Brian Abel Career
Over the year, he has had an exclusive interview with Vice President Mike Pence during impeachment hearings for President Trump. He also had 1-on-1 interviews with; Democrat Nominee Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, VP Nominee Kamala Harris, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the 2020 presidential primary.
In addition, he has led many breaking news stories, including the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and spearheading coverage of the death of legacy Congressman John Conyers Jr. Furthermore, he was honored in 2020 with an Emmy award by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He previously worked at KSHB in Kansas City where he served as a reporter. During his time at the station, he served as the lead reporter during the station’s coverage of the 2016 election and was twice nominated for an Emmy.
Furthermore, he has covered stories that have raised national attention such as; a triple shooting in an Olathe bar investigated as a hate crime, a Missouri bill to consider sex between legislators and lobbyists as a “gift,” a massive construction fire forcing the evacuation of an Overland Park neighborhood, the tragic death of a young boy on the nation’s tallest waterslide, and the death of two firefighters battling an arson fire.
Furthermore, he has also served as the primary anchor for WDAZ in Grand Forks and reported in the often frozen tundra of Fargo, North Dakota for WDAY. The Grand Rapids suburb of Lowell is his native home. In addition, he attended Western Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in Journalism.
During his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Michigan Stadium on game days in the fall.
Awards and Achievements
- He received an Emmy award by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science in 2020 for highlighting the prevention efforts and consequences of a drug pipeline in “Connected in Crime: Detroit to West Virginia.”
- Abel also received an Emmy nomination in 2019 for his work reporting on Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin’s decision to impeach President Donald Trump.
Brian Abel Salary
Abel earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Brian Abel Net Worth
Abel has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Brian Abel Age
Abel likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not disclosed his age. However, this information will be updated when available.
Brian Abel Height and Weight
Abel stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Brian Abel Family
Abel has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor that of his sister. However, on May 9, 2021, he posted a picture of his family while he expressed his love for his mother.
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Brian Abel Wife and Children
Abel is a married man. His wife happens to be a Livonia native chef. However, the couple has not yet been blessed with children. Information about his wife will be updated when available.
Brian Abel Social Media Platform
Abel is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and he has 5k followers on Twitter, 690 followers on Instagram, and 2k followers on Facebook.