Brandon Millman is a writer for WTOP. He joined the station in June 2015.
A native of Huntington, West Virginia, he comes to Washington D.C. after more than three years as a producer for WOWK-TV, the CBS affiliate in his hometown.
Working at 13 News, he coordinated coverage for major breaking news events, such as the 2014 Elk River chemical spill, the derecho, Sissonville gas pipeline explosion and West Virginia State Police Trooper shootings, all in 2012.
Before that, he spent four years in Los Angeles, working for KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO as a producer.
During his time on the West Coast, he produced two successful business shows for the station, winning a Golden Mike in 2009 for Best Radio Business and Consumer Reporting. In addition, he contributed to the station’s award-winning breaking news and long-form coverage, which included wildfires, earthquakes, Red Carpet and backstage coverage of major award shows, and more.
From 2002 to 2007, Brandon worked for Kindred Communications, which operates four radio stations in Huntington. He held many titles by the end of his stint, including news director, midday talent for 92.7 The Planet and producer for the Thundering Herd Sports Network, among others.
He attended Marshall University and spent most of his time working for 88.1 WMUL-FM, winning more than 20 awards during his time there.
Brandon is a 2001 graduate of Cabell Midland High School in Ona, West Virginia.
He knew he was destined for radio when a family member gifted him a Mr. Microphone as a young kid.
His love for television and news can be traced back to 1994, when he got the opportunity to appear as a reporter on WOWK-TV’s “Kidsmag,” a kids news program that ran on the station for more than 20 years. His claim to fame is that he anchored alongside Katie Lee, who became a nationally renowned celebrity chef and food critic.