Brian is an Emmy nominated sports anchor and reporter. He has been part of the News 2 Family since July of 2008. You can catch him throughout the week during the 6 PM and 11 PM evening news. When he's not behind the anchor desk, Brian is out combing the Triad for the best stories on and off the field.
He is also the host of WFMY News 2 sports special shows: Friday Football Fever, Nothing But Net, and College Football Blitz.
Brian has reported live from the Elite Eight, Sweet Sixteen, PGA Tour, US Open Series Tennis, ACC Championships, NCAA Tournaments, Carolina Panthers games, along with daily coverage of the MEAC, ACC, Big South, and Southern Conferences, among others!
Before coming to the Triad, Brian spent his time reporting, and anchoring at the CBS affiliate in Florence, South Carolina.
A graduate of Elon University, Brian spent his college years wearing maroon and gold.
In his time off, Brian enjoys hanging out with friends, watching any game in the ACC, and constantly working on his golf game.
He has also received an Associated Press Honorable mention for his sports reporting.
In college, Brian received the William Randolph Hearst Award for his collection of sports stories.
Q&A with Brian Formica
If you weren't on television news, what would you do for a living?
Teaching seems to run in my family. From kindergarten to college professors, my family loves chalkboards and classrooms, and I've learned to do the same.
Where did you grow up?
A small town just north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers are the main reason I lose sleep at night.
What are your hobbies?.
There's nothing like a day on the golf course. It's always been said that practice makes perfect. While I practice plenty, my game is far from 'decent!'
Brag about your family!
My parents are my inspiration. My mother is an elementary school teacher, and my father works in sales. They have stood by each other's side for over 30 years, and still make one another laugh at the dinner table. My brother is the smartest person I know. Now a biology professor in Virginia, he has taught me that knowledge is the greatest gift you can give.