Brandon Hamilton

Brandon Hamilton

Reporter

Charlotte, NC

Brandon graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he earned his degree in journalism with a minor in sociology. He also has a master’s degree in Radio/Television from Texas Southern University in Houston.

During his time in Orlando, Brandon worked as a reporter and web producer at News 96.5 WDBO. At WDBO, he has covered numerous events including the Casey Anthony trial and President Barack Obama’s visit to Central Florida.

After leaving WDBO, Brandon spent a year working in the NBA with the Orlando Magic on the broadcast side. There, he hosted postgame shows, created halftime packages and served in other capacities for Orlando Magic’s radio broadcast.

His work from Florida led him to Houston where he joined the digital staff at ABC-owned station, KTRK-TV. At ABC13, Brandon’s daily tasks included content creation, posting on social media and finding viral/trending stories across the world.

Before joining WBTV, Brandon worked as a reporter in Central Texas at Gray sister-station KWTX in Waco.

Send him your news tips, food suggestions and other local ideas to brandon.hamilton@wbtv.com.


Recent Articles by Brandon

  Hospitality industry optimistic as holiday season approaches

  ‘COVID-19 is serious’: Sister of local student who died from virus complications urging everyone to follow guidelines

  ‘Funny’; ’Always smiling’; School remembers life of Livingstone College student who died from COVID-19 complications

  Johnson C. Smith University creates plan to curb violence in area surrounding campus

  Second suspect in murder of NoDa restaurant owner accused of five homicides in span of month

  'She was always the one who cheered us up’: Community mourns death of Union County school employee

  Local bar owners face weeks of uncertainty after latest reopening extension in N.C.

  With closing of Amélie’s French Bakery & Café, list of businesses closing during pandemic in Uptown grows

  Charlotte reacts to projection of Biden-Harris presidency

  Concealed gun permit applications surge in Mecklenburg County, prompting delays

  West Charlotte polling site welcomes voters with music, free food

  Long lines? When will results be in? Here’s what to expect on Election Day

  Early voting period ends; voters set record in Mecklenburg County

  ‘Angry’: Woman says parent tested positive for COVID-19; hopes ‘wake-up call’ for Charlotte church

  In-person service not held day after officials issue abatement order for Charlotte church

  ‘Doesn’t make any sense’: Charlotte community rallies to end violence as homicide number grows

  Charlotte mom marks anniversary of son’s death with community march

  ‘Why us?’: Bar owners hope of welcoming customers back inside put on pause

  Millions have voted in North Carolina, but who are they?

  Housing bonds on the ballot would create more affordable options in Charlotte

  Spectrum Center preparations complete ahead of early voting period

  ’Normalcy’: Fans fill Charlotte Motor Speedway for ROVAL 400

  Businesses hope return of fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway brings more spending

  Pandemic creates surge in demand for assistance at food pantries

  Violent crime up, overall crime down in Charlotte

  ‘Going to be some disturbing things’: CMPD, community prepare for release of video in Harold Easter death

  Universities could be key as Biden, Trump target Black voters

  Local group holds voter event on National Black Voter Day

  Five sworn CMPD employees ‘cited for termination’ in connection to in-custody death of Harold Easter

  Remnants of Sally felt across Charlotte-metro area