Biography of Brian Banmiller

Brian Banmiller is one of the nation's most respected broadcast journalists, commentators and public speakers. As a National Business Reporter for CBS News Radio, he recognizes that events are best understood by placing them in context and making them meaningful to his listening audience.

Breadth of Experience

Brian has reported on the rise, decline and rebirth of Silicon Valley, the fall of communism in Russia, the rise of capitalism in China, the threat of war in Korea, the future of Hong Kong, economic instability in the Philippines, the crisis in Northern Ireland and the economic impact of Germany's reunification. He has interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Charles Schwab, Donald Trump, William Hewlett, David Packard and Michael Dell among many others. What he has learned, what he understands, what he explains through first-hand experience, provides valuable lessons and thought-provoking insights to any audience.

Professional Credentials

Brian's professional credentials are impressive. As a working business journalist, commentator and public speaker, he continues his 25-year affiliation with CBS News Radio as a National Business Reporter. As Business Editor for KTVU Channel 2 News from 1989 to 2005, Brian established himself as one of northern California's most trusted authorities on the economy. For seven years, he served as Executive Producer, Anchor & Chief Correspondent of the national television business news magazine, "On the Money with Brian Banmiller," and for five years as Managing Editor and Co-Anchor of "Silicon Valley Business. Prior to joining KTVU, Brian was a Contributing Correspondent for "The Wall Street Journal Report on Television."


  • The Janus Award for Excellence in Financial News Broadcasting, Mortgage Bankers Association of America
  • Best News Series/Documentary Award, Radio/Television News Directors Association, Western Region
  • Best Television News Report on Real Estate, National Association of Realtors
  • Career Achievement Award, Northern California Society of Professional Journalists