Brian Pia is the investigative reporter for ABC 33/40.
Over the years, Brian has been a contributor to Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com, WJOX’s “The Opening Drive,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNN, a nationally-syndicated business show, and 1010 WINS Radio in New York.
He was also a correspondent and substitute anchor for FNN/CNBC. He started his news career as an investigative reporter, substitute anchor and documentary anchor for another Birmingham TV station, and as a Washington correspondent for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
During his TV news career, Brian has covered Wall Street, Capitol Hill, two presidential campaigns, U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, Honduras and Panama, and he prepared numerous investigative reports. He’s received 17 journalism awards or honors.
Brian also spent many years as an executive at three ad agencies. He created and led successful PR, digital and social media programs for national and local consumer brands.
He earned his master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Maryland.
Brian is married. He was born in Bethesda, Maryland and grew up in Connecticut, but he and his wife have called Alabama home for many years.