BRIAN PIA

ENTREPRENEUR, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE & JOURNALIST

I’m a successful entrepreneur, marketing communications executive and journalist. 

I have more than 24 years’ experience promoting and protecting startups to $59 billion consumer and B2B brands.  

The case studies and revenue results listed on this website are the result of strategic communications programs that I created and led.

During my career, I ran the national PR operations of two advertising agencies and helped lead them to national rankings. I also served as the executive vice president of a national healthcare ad agency.

I founded a successful digital company and created digital news content for FOX Sports, MSN, Yardbarker and Bleacher Report. 

My ability to uncover and tell compelling stories about national brands stems from my journalism background. 

I’m the award-winning investigative reporter and breaking news anchor for the No. 1 rated WBMA-TV in Birmingham and the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Our investigative reports get results, create change, and are featured on Sinclair stations and websites across the country — especially WJLA in Washington, D.C. and KOMO in Seattle. 

I also served as a regular contributor to CNN and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” a correspondent and substitute anchor for CNBC, a Capitol Hill correspondent for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI, and as a general assignment reporter, investigative reporter, substitute anchor and documentary anchor for WBRC-TV in Birmingham.

Over the years, I’ve covered Wall Street, Capitol Hill, two presidential campaigns, U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, Honduras and Panama and prepared numerous investigative reports. I’ve won 18 journalism awards or honors.

I earned my M.S. in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where I graduated with the highest honors. I earned my B.A. in speech communications from the University of Maryland.