Brian McFayden

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Brian McFayden
Born (1976-10-01) October 1, 1976 (age 40)
Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation Television personality
Known for Host of MTV's "TRL"

Brian McFayden (born October 1, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American television personality. Since December 2016, he has been working at KGW, the NBC affiliate station in Portland, Oregon.[1]


Brian McFayden is an American Television and Radio personality. He first became known as an MTV News anchor, before transitioning into a MTV VJ, and occasional host for TRL and other shows.[2] McFayden hosted Cupid on CBS and the host of the first season of The CW's Beauty and the Geek (when it was on The WB). He also worked with popular radio disc jockey, Cane for several years on KEGE 93.7 The Edge in Minneapolis and for 92.3 K-Rock Radio in New York City.

McFayden hosted and produced for Al Gore's Current TV.[3] In May 2011, McFayden began hosting 7 Wonders of the Wall on MSN.[4]

In August 2012, McFayden was signed by Silver Chalice Ventures, based out of Chicago, Illinois, to host "Campus Insiders", an online, digital NCAA college football and basketball show.

As of March 2014, he was a reporter/anchor for HLN Morning Express Bleacher Report.

In December 2016,[1] he began working as a morning news anchor and co-host of Portland Today for KGW in Portland, Oregon.[5]



  • Die Trying (2010) – Himself



  1. ^ a b "Brian McFayden [biography]". Portland, Oregon: KGW. January 17, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  2. ^ MTV News Staff (May 31, 2000). "Grand Theft Audio? The Napster Chat". MTV. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Brian McFayden Search Results". Current TV. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  4. ^ Cynthia Littleton (May 2, 2011). "BermanBraun in digital push". Variety. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  5. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (November 23, 2016). "KGW hires former MTV personality as new morning news anchor". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 

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