Brian Ping joined the KNX staff as a news anchor in April 2011 after three years at Nevada’s top news station, KDWN in Las Vegas. Before that, he was the morning anchor for WROK in Rockford, Ill. and News Director for KRMS in Osage Beach, Mo. He has also worked for KTRS in his original hometown of St. Louis and has written for the St. Louis Business Journal.
Brian became a fan of news radio at an early age, listening to his beloved Cardinals as a child on summer evenings, and the news broadcasts that would follow. His love of current affairs and history would carry him to a degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri. He has also received professional training at St. Louis’s renowned Broadcast Center.
Brian has family roots in Southern California. His grandfather worked as a recruiter for the Howard Hughes Corporation and raised his family in Torrance. Brian’s grandmother still lives in a house near La Jolla’s Windansea Beach that’s been in the family since the early 20th century. The Midwestern kid fell in love with the ocean and the California lifestyle during his visits growing up, and dreamed of some day living there.
Brian spent a year working as a deckhand on board the Yorktown Clipper, a small cruise ship that sailed Alaska, Baja California, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. He maintains a boundless love of travel and exploring new places.
An avid runner who has competed in several half-marathons, Brian can usually be found running along the streets near his home in Culver City. He also enjoys hiking, swimming, boating, softball, biking to the beach, and enjoying all of the culture, cuisine and other attractions that Los Angeles has to offer.
On Twitter: @pingKNX
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