Brian Ping combines over a decade of experience in radio broadcasting with a lifelong passion for the industry. Brian joined the KNX staff as an overnight anchor in April 2011 and in his first year received the prestigious Golden Mike and Los Angeles Press Club Awards for his live studio coverage of the police raid on the Occupy LA encampment outside City Hall. He has also reported live on air during several earthquakes and was in the anchor chair during the climactic police shootout with rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in February 2013, the station’s most listened to breaking news event of the year.
Brian graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in political science and has used his knowledge of the subject to establish himself as one of KNX’s contributors on election nights. He remains active with Mizzou’s Los Angeles alumni chapter and has called play-by-play for local high school sporting events, emceed area fundraisers and served on the board of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association. He has previously anchored and reported in Las Vegas, Rockford, Il. and Osage Beach, Mo., and has written for the St. Louis Business Journal.
His love of radio news began during childhood as he listened to his beloved St. Louis Cardinals on KNX’s sister station KMOX and was reared on some of America’s all-time great broadcast voices. Brian also has ancestral roots in Southern California dating back more than a century. His grandparents raised his mother in Torrance and later made a home in La Jolla near Windansea Beach for decades.
Brian is an avid runner and competes in several half-marathons a year. He also enjoys swimming, hiking, cycling, reading, traveling, boating, attending sporting events, exploring LA’s vibrant restaurant scene, singing an occasional karaoke song and soaking in sun whenever possible. He lives in Marina Del Rey.
On Twitter: @pingKNX
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