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Brian Cook


Brian Cook is an award-winning multimedia journalist.  

A broadcast reporter, freelance photojournalist and videographer, he is a Pittsburgh native who has covered news, sports, politics, technology, community and entertainment among other subjects.

In addition to producing work for 90.5 WESA, Cook is a journalist with WQED, The New Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh Magazine, and He spent 14 years as a national correspondent and web content manager at Sheridan Broadcasting Network and the American Urban Radio Networks.

He grew up watching CBS’ “60 Minutes,” when highly respected journalist Ed Bradley was a correspondent for the show. Bradley became the inspiration for Cook’s broadcast career. 

Cook received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

The media veteran is the president of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, which is an award-winning chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, he is also member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

In 2018, he was honored in Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40, a program presented by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP (Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project) to recognize professionals younger than 40 for career accomplishments and volunteerism.