The Bruce Collins Show- 03/12/11- Guest: Brian Sussman and The Chad Miles Report
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My “Official” Auto-Biography
I get a kick out of visiting the page dedicated to me at Wikipedia (or wicked-pedia as I like to call it). I’m not sure who is updating the content, but it certainly is not me. Therefore, here is my official biography.
My broadcasting career began many years ago while attending the University of Missouri. Somehow I talked Bill Weaver, the wonderful station manager at KFRU-AM in Columbia, into letting me host overnight, from 1-5AM. Amazingly, upon graduation, that job led me to accepting a position managing the newsroom at KCBJ-TV (now KMIZ-TV) also in Columbia. I was the nation’s youngest television News Director with a promising future, but soon realized I was really more cut out to be in front of the camera, as opposed to behind the scenes.
My TV career expanded into specializing in weather and the environment and led to post-graduate studies in meteorology. Television allowed me to work and live in wonderful places like Reno, Pittsburgh, and eventually back to my beloved home state of California where I was the main weather guy at KNTV and KPIX. I was humbled to have received numerous Emmy Awards, Associated Press Awards and Radio and Television News Director’s trophies for “Best Weathercast”. The National Education Associated also awarded me a distinguished service honor for elementary education. In addition to all this, for several years in the 1990s I was lucky enough to hold the post of “fill-in” weatherguy on the nationally broadcast CBS Morning Show with Harry Smith.
If I have a legacy in the world of media, hopefully it will be “Brian’s Kids”. Over the course of 12 years we utilized the airwaves of KPIX to highlight foster children in need of adoption. Over 400 children were adopted as a result of “Brian’s Kids”– in fact my household expanded notably as a result of the program.
I left KPIX in 2001 after the adoption of our youngest son and launched several successful small businesses. In 2003 I was hired by KSFO radio in San Francisco to perform a two-hour evening talk show.
Working at KSFO is a dream come true. I was a listener to the station long before I was ever given the opportunity to get behind the mic.
In February 2010 I was asked to take over the KSFO morning show, which had been founded and hosted for fifteen years by the great Lee Rodgers. I’m not sure that anyone can “take over” for Lee, but by God’s grace I’m giving it a whirl.
Meantime, I’m living a dream. Thanks for your support!
… Plus, The Chad Miles Report!