Brian Byers

Brian Byers

Morning Break Producer/Reporter

Savannah, Ga.

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.”


Recent Articles by Brian

  Local Comic Store Responds Creatively to COVID Challenges

  Square Sessions: Lyn Avenue Performs “Hurricane Bride”

  Child psychologist gives advice on students transitioning from summer to school

  Exploring Our Parks: Wormsloe Historic Site

  Keeping safe during a COVID-19 summer

  Square Sessions: LaFaye and the Fellas

  Retired Savannah boxer wins legal fight

  Learn to Draw: taking inspiration from the sea

  Brian Byers makes a quarter disappear

  Square Sessions: Eric Britt in Warren Square

  Learn to Draw: drawing a shark

  Local craftsmen specializes in blowing glass

  Learn to Draw: Shading

  Learn to Draw: Making a tree

  How to Draw: drawing a cartoon cat

  How to Draw: Making the perfect cartoon face

  Local artist takes different route to breaking out of creative funk

  Honey Cutt - ‘Vacation’

  Graveface Museum of Oddities opens in downtown Savannah

  La Gallerita – Smallest Art Gallery in the World

  The history of Leopold’s: A legacy built by ice cream

  Square Session: Jason Salzer

  Savannah Children’s Theatre presents “Matilda: The Musical”

  Savannah’s first Thanksgiving story

  WATCH: Brian Byers enjoys a burger at a veteran hangout spot

  Artist Profile: Tate Ellington

3 pumpkin patches you can visit in the Savannah area