Brad Drazen can be seen starting at 4:30 every weekday morning as the co-anchor of NBC Connecticut News Today. He is also the station’s education correspondent and produces the station’s weekly “Making the Grade” series.
Since arriving at the station in 2000, Brad’s assignments have run the gamut. He reported live from the scene as the shooting at Hartford Distributors unfolded, was on the ground with candidates at the New Hampshire presidential primary, and was in the stands with the Husky faithful at the UConn dual national championship pep rallies. Brad has interviewed newsmakers ranging from governors and senators to Bill Cosby and Dr. Bill Petit. He has several won several awards for his work, including four Boston/New England Emmy Awards.
Brad is perhaps most proud of the work he’s done in the community over the past decade. The opportunity to make a difference while working with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, the United Way, Special Olympics Connecticut and CT Sled Hockey is the most rewarding aspect of his job.
Brad grew up in Binghamton, N.Y., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School at UCLA.
Before coming to NBC Connecticut, Brad worked as a reporter at the CBS affiliate in Traverse City, Michigan, and in marketing for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. He has also taught courses in marketing and communications at Central Connecticut State University and Eastern Connecticut State University.
When he is not at work, Brad enjoys playing golf and basketball and spending time with his wife and three children. You can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.