Brian Byers

Morning Break Producer/Reporter
Savannah, Ga.
Brian Byers

Brian was born in Fort Benning Georgia. In 1992 he graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and was hired by Richard Hefter (creator of Sweet Pickles) to be the animation director for his company.

The Savannah College of Art and Design then hired Brian as a professor of multimedia design and post-production. Brian worked at the college for a year before venturing out to San Francisco in 1995 to become art director at Mondo Media where he worked designing intellectual properties, video games, and even worked with Bill Gates on one of the very first online games for the growing worldwide web.

He then moved to the east coast working in Boston and New York bringing to life such characters as Curious George, Fisher-Price Little People, The Rescue Heroes, and Barbie. Brian took a step away from animation to start a brand new career in the live-action forum where he created many award-winning short films like “Street,” “Evening with my Comatose Mother” and “Sara’s Crossing.” He is also known for creating and producing the popular TV series “My Five Wives” for TLC.

Brian joined WTOC two years ago as the producing for WTOC’s marketing department and for “Savannah Weekend.”

Currently, Brian lives in downtown Savannah with his wife Jen (The Savannah Kitchen) and their 6 kids working for WTOC as the segment producer and reporter for “Morning Break.”