Brad Hamilton - Sports

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Current Location  -  Lakeland News, PBS Brainerd


Represented by  -  John Butte

Career Summary

Brad Hamilton is an experienced multi-media journalist currently working as both a news and sports reporter in the Brainerd studios of Minnesota’s PBS Lakeland News. He is a strong writer and storyteller with natural reporter instincts and a passion for success. He frequently backs up at the anchor desk.

This is Brad’s first station experience but not his first in media. He worked as a radio broadcaster for minor league baseball affiliate, the Aberdeen IronBirds and spent two seasons as a color analyst for Kent State University’s ESPN3 production of Women’s Volleyball and Basketball.

Brad’s passion for journalism runs in his family. Both of his parents are journalists and met while working at WBNS-10TV in Columbus. Growing up, he says, there was always either a game or the local Cleveland news on in my house. My parents are my hero’s. I always wanted to be just like them.

Brad and his wife Brittney married this summer and live in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Brad earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University where he majored in broadcast journalism. Brittney is also a Kent State grad and both were student athletes. Brittney played Volleyball and Brad, Baseball. Brad is quick to add that Brittney is by far the better athlete. A healthy dose of self-deprecation goes a long way; Brad was a four-year letterman on KSU’s Division I baseball team.


3 Years


Kent State University, Kent Ohio Bachelor of Science, School of Journalism and Mass Communication Major, Broadcast Journalism

"This backpacking proverb applies: there is no downhill trail to the top"