About Brian Cook

(Photo courtesy: Pittsburgh Magazine / Becky Thurner Photography)

Brian Cook is an international award-winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the owner of Golden Sky Media Company, L.L.C., a multi-media company specializing in video production. The media veteran is the President of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation (Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists) which won National Professional Chapter of the Year honors in 2017. Cook is a freelance multi-media journalist with NBCNews.com, The New Pittsburgh Courier, The Soul Pitt, Huffington Post, 90.5 WESA, TheIncline.com and PublicSource.com.

He is the former web content manager and national journalist for Sheridan Broadcasting Networks and the American Urban Radio Networks. Brian’s responsibilities include reporting on breaking news, sports and entertainment stories of national interest in addition to shooting editing and producing video for the web and television. He and has interviewed a “Who’s Who” list of newsmakers including President Barack Obama, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, legendary Motown singers Smokey Robinson and Otis Williams, hip hop artist Common and more.

Cook has also reported from a number of national conventions and major events including: The Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony and Super Bowls XL through XLVII. He is a television sports analyst that covers the National Football League and photo and video contributor for NBCNews.com.

Cook grew up watching long time CBS 60 Minutes anchor Ed Bradley, who became the catalyst for his broadcast career.

He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.