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Brady Wakayama

Brady Wakayama joined the KEZI 9 News team in September of 2016 as a news reporter.

Title: Reporter
bradywakayama@kezi.com

Brady Wakayama joined the KEZI 9 News team in September of 2016 as a news reporter.

Brady was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Washington State University in May, 2016, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Sports Management. During Brady's time at WSU, he anchored, reported, and produced for Pullman's main nightly newscast, Murrow News 8. In college, Brady also interned for the nationally award-winning radio station KIRO Radio 97.3 FM in Seattle.

Brady is proud to be a COUG, and is also a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). In 2016, Brady was the inaugural national recipient of the AAJA Sports Task Force Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship.

Brady loves sports and meeting new people. He is thrilled to be starting his career in Track Town USA. If you have any news tips or story ideas for Brady, you can follow him on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Brady Wakayama

Deputies describe search for Brownsville woman found in river

A handful of local agencies and volunteers helped to find Suzanne Durheim.

Gun control bills up for debate in Oregon's 2019 legislative session

This is one of several gun bills submitted by lawmakers ahead of the 2019 legislature which starts back up on January 22nd.

National shortage of improved shingles vaccine hits close to home

Dr. Patrick Leutdke with Lane County Public Health told KEZI there are about one million shingle cases a year.

Vaping on the rise among teens in Lane County, officials say

Health officials said vaping use is lighting up in the area.

New Lane County commissioners sworn in

Joe Berney and Heather Buch were sworn in as the newest Lane County commissioners.

City of Eugene plans on raising parking rates downtown

The proposed increase would go into effect on Feb. 1.

Former Yoncalla mayor offers advice for newly elected 18-year-old

Ben Simons was elected in November.

Proposed gun storage bill triggers debate in Oregon

The bill is still in the early stages, but it would essentially require gun owners to store their guns in a secure location like a safe or have a trigger lock on them when they're not in use.

Eugene police cracking down on distracted driving with extra patrols

Police were out in force Thursday, driving along Coburg Road and the Oakway area looking for distracted driving, which can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Gateways High School students concerned about building's safety

Students from Gateway Alternative High School are concerned to be in the building where some of their classes are.

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