News 4 weekend anchor and weekday reporter Bryan Samudio is the type of journalist who likes to get his hands dirty on a story. Whether its covering the lighter side of news, Crime Tracker or Fact Finder stories or the Nevada State Legislature, Bryan likes to add a unique twist and insight to Northern Nevada news.
Before making the conversion to news, Bryan was the most experienced sportscaster in the Reno market with nearly 15 years of covering regional sporting events from local high schools to the University of Nevada at the NCAA Tournament to the World Series.
Aside from his nightly anchoring duties, Bryan hosted the highly-rated weekly show “Sunday Night Live” which appeared after the NFL on NBC. On Friday nights; depending on the season, Bryan hosted either “Friday Night Lights” or “Hometown Hoops”.
Bryan joined the News 4 team after a tenure as sports director at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. Before his trip south, Bryan spent ten years as a sports anchor/sports reporter at another Reno television station where he was named sportscaster of the year twice.
A native of the sleepy town of El Dorado in Northern California, Bryan grew up as an athlete and fan of the outdoors. In high school, Bryan played baseball and also competed in track and cross country. As a senior, he ran in the Kinney National Championships in Fresno. Bryan firmly credits his hard work ethic on and off the field to his parents who still reside in the El Dorado foothills.
After high school, Bryan attended and graduated from the University of Nevada’s award-winning Reynolds School of Journalism.
Along with his sportscaster of the year awards, Bryan was a major part of the effort that was named PRCA National Broadcaster of the Year in 2004.
Bryan is single and resides in Reno with his two dogs, Max and Rue.