Brady Wakayama joined the KRQE News team in September 2019 as a Multimedia Reporter.
Born and raised in Seattle, Brady graduated from Washington State University in May 2016, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Not only is Brady proud to be a COUG, he is also a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
After he graduated from WSU, he accepted a job as a Reporter in Eugene, Ore. at KEZI 9 News. During his time in Track Town USA, Brady reported on some of the biggest stories in the state. He had the opportunity to cover a variety of stories, including Eugene’s most historic ice storm as well as some of Oregon’s worst fire seasons, to more complex issues involving: the Eugene homeless crisis, downtown safety and opioid epidemic as well as the demolition of historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. He also reported on the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign with Nike and did a feature story that went viral on an 18-year-old elected mayor of his tiny Oregon town.
Brady loves meeting new people, laughing, and trying new food. He is thrilled to be part of the KRQE News team and is excited to explore the Land of Enchantment, which has much more sunshine than the Pacific Northwest.