Brad Drazen is an anchor and investigative reporter at NBC Connecticut. You can catch him anchoring at 5 p.m, and his investigations with the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters can be seen weeknights at 11 p.m.
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 won several awards for his work, including four Boston/New England Emmy Awards. Most recently, Brad and the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters were awarded the prestigious duPont–Columbia award for their comprehensive investigations on the crumbling foundations plaguing homes in eastern Connecticut.
Before joining the NBC Connecticut team, 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.
He grew up in Binghamton, New York, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA Anderson.
Brad is perhaps most proud of the work he’s done in the community over the past two decades. The opportunity to make a difference while working with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, Easter Seals, and the Open Hearth of Hartford is the most rewarding aspect of his job.
When he is not at work, Brad enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife and three children.