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Brian McFayden
Born (1976-10-01) October 1, 1976 (age 47)
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active2000–present

Brian McFayden (born October 1, 1976) is an American television personality. He has worked as an MTV News anchor and an MTV VJ. He worked at KGW, the NBC affiliate station in Portland, Oregon, from December 2016[1] to October 2017.


McFayden was born in Omaha, Nebraska. 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]

In January 2017, McFayden was removed from the morning programs and placed on KGW's Live At 7 evening news program as the host. In October 2017, he left KGW, or at least its news division, for unknown reasons.[6]

In December 2020, McFayden began working at KYGO FM 98.5 in Denver, CO. In March 2021 he left the station [7]





  1. ^ a b "As of October 4, 2017 Brian was replaced at KGW. 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. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. 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.
  6. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (October 12, 2017). "Brian McFayden out at KGW, Cassidy Quinn new 'Live at 7' anchor". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  7. ^ "Brian McFayden Departs Mornings at KYGO". 24 March 2021.