Dave Bryan joined the KCAL9 news team in March, 1994, after having previously worked at KTTV, Fox TV in Los Angeles. As the political reporter for the KCAL Prime9 News, his beat includes national and international stories as well as state capitol coverage from Sacramento and local politics in southern California. Today he is the only LA TV reporter who covers exclusively political stories.
During his career as a journalist, Bryan’s coverage of world news has taken him to China, where he covered the crackdown on the democracy movement following the government crackdown at Bejing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. In Somalia, he sent back live reports to stations around the US, as American Marines landed at Mogadishu. During his two-month assignment there, Bryan continued to file live reports, accompanying the US forces as they “liberated” Somalia from famine and violent warlords. In March, 2003 Bryan was embedded with a Marine batallion during the opening weeks of the Iraq War, moving through the desert from Kuwait to Baghdad, filing live reports with a videophone. Once they reached the Baghdad, Bryan and photographer Dolores Gillham, continued to send back live news updates on developments in Iraq for KCAL9 News and CBS2 News. And in 2005, Bryan covered the Hurricane Katrina disaster, filing live reports from New Orleans on the tragic human toll in the weeks after the levees ruptured, and the city was virtually destroyed by massive floodwaters.
On the political beat, Bryan has covered presidential nominating conventions and campaigns for more than 25 years. In the 2000 campaign he traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire to cover the nation’s earliest caucus and primary, following the candidates as they moved along the road to the White House. During the impeachment scandal that nearly brought down President Bill Clinton, Bryan was stationed in Washington DC, where he reported live for KCAL9 News each evening on the latest developments.
Dave began his career as an investigative reporter in Baltimore, MD. After uncovering a heating oil scandal that left both poor people and the government cheated by unscrupulous companies, he shared a Columbia-DuPont Award with colleagues for best local investigative reporting. Later, while working at KTTV, Bryan became the lead reporter for the first live gavel-to-gavel trial coverage in southern California, part of the news team which won a Columbia-DuPont award for coverage of the first Rodney King trial in Simi Valley.
Bryan is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a B.A. degree in sociology. He has received many other industry awards including regional Associated Press honors and the UPI Maurice Williams Award.
“If I am the nominee or if I’m not the nominee,” Sanders said, “I will do everything I can to see that Donald Trump is defeated. Donald Trump, in my opinion, would be a disaster for this country if he were elected president. And I will make sure that that does not happen.”
As Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to travel to Rome next week for an international climate conference, the debate over a bill aimed at reducing gas usage in California is heating up.
Political Reporter Dave Bryan spoke to members of a mosque in Granada Hills, along with Congressman Brad Sherman.
The Islamic State group’s release of an online feature magazine is one of the key weapons in the terrorist organization’s campaign to win over recruits and argue for its legitimacy, an expert said Thursday.
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing the results of Proposition 47, which lowered some minor drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors in California.
President Obama will return to the Southland for his 21st visit to Los Angeles or Orange counties since taking office in 2009 but some Republicans charge that he’s using California as a “campaign ATM.”
A zoning administrator with support from the LAPD has recommended that the liquor license for La Defence not be renewed in part due to a history of problems.
The senior pastor of a prominent Los Angeles church has issued an apology after controversial comments were made during a sermon delivered weeks ago.
A day after a report revealed long wait times at the DMV, the department defended its practices in dealing with a surge of driver’s license applications from undocumented immigrants under a new state program.
When the gavel signaled the end of the 113th session for the U.S. Congress this month it also marked the end of a 40-year career for California Congressman Henry Waxman.
A senior staff attorney for the ACLU says the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a mixed record when it comes to transparency about the kinds of surveillance used.
Los Angeles taxpayers may have to foot the bill for as much as $170,000 in expenses associated with Made in America, and some aren’t pleased.
Opponents of Proposition 45 say the measure, which would give the state insurance commissioner authority over proposed health insurance rates, could interfere with Covered California.
With midterm elections just a week away, Gov. Jerry Brown was in Southern California Tuesday, addressing questions about his re-election bid.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Thursday hosted a Democratic fundraiser where President Obama was the star attraction.
The debate over the transport of crude oil by rail has returned to the forefront as some California refineries have obtained permission to build terminals to accommodate oil trains.
Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Los Angeles Monday may have come at an ideal time given the recent critical statements he made about Middle Eastern allies.
Richard Riordan, Los Angeles’ former mayor, is looking back on his eight-year tenure in City Hall in a new book titled, “The Mayor.”
Activists are concerned the changes Gov. Jerry Brown plans to make to California’s budget Tuesday will include huge cuts to resources for in-home caregivers.
As news of Nelson Mandela’s death swept the world it got many Southland residents remembering a historic trip he made here in 1990, shortly after he was released from prison.
For a number of areas around the country, including some local Southern California cities, Tuesday marked an election night.
The deadly rampage at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday has reignited an ongoing debate about security procedures at the airport.
A Superior Court judge has ruled that he will not table his decision to wipe out Chief Charlie Beck’s Special Order 7, which had added certain conditions for the impounding of vehicles.
Married same-sex couples were overjoyed with the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to strike down a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
A new report has revealed the City of Los Angeles has been sitting on over $42 million accumulated over the last 17 years, left unspent during the worst recession in modern times.
Christopher Dorner’s training as a police officer, knowledge of weapons and counter terrorism will make it harder for officials to capture him, according to a CBS News expert on national security.
Only On KCAL9: Compton’s Former ‘Gangster Mayor’ Talks About His Political Comeback, Corruption Scandal
Nine years after a corruption scandal cost Omar Bradley his post as Compton’s mayor, the controversial figure is pushing for a retrial and determined to get his job back.
The critics agree “Zero Dark Thirty” — a film depicting the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden — is gritty and moving.
Even on Christmas Eve, the U.S. economy is moving closer and closer to the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
With President Obama leading the chorus, the voices in favor of stricter gun control laws got louder across America Wednesday — and those voices were largely coming from California.
Friends of embattled Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez held a fundraiser Thursday to help bail him out of jail.
A three-year investigation of Congresswoman Maxine Waters on possible ethics violations ended with the Los Angeles representative being cleared of any wrongdoing.
The political future of San Fernando City Councilmember Maribel De La Torre, already under fire from a local recall campaign, just got more complicated.
An Ontario flashlight company is set for a political fight to declare its products “Made In The USA”.
California lawmakers have approved billions of dollars in construction financing for the first segment of what would be the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, eventually connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A gangsta rap video is raising eyebrows at LA City Hall.
California State University, Northridge has hired Diane Harrison as its new president amidst faculty and student protests and enrollment freezes.
A bill moving through the California Legislature is heating up the hot button issue of immigration reform.
George Clooney had a few friends over for dinner in his backyard Thursday night, including President Barack Obama, and raised $15 million the president’s re-election campaign.
The chancellor of Cal State Long Beach got an earful from outraged students Tuesday night, as he threw a pricey party.