WXYZ-TV (Detroit) announced that Brian Abel has joined the station as a reporter for “7 Action News This Morning.”
Abel comes to the station from E. W. Scripps’ sister station KSHB-TV in Kansas City. There, Brian was the lead reporter during the station’s coverage of the 2016 election.
He also was assigned to stories picked up nationally, including the tragic death of a young boy on the nation’s tallest waterslide, the death of two firefighters battling an arson fire, a triple shooting in an Olathe bar investigated as a hate crime, a massive construction fire forcing the evacuation of an Overland Park neighborhood, devastating tornadoes and a Missouri bill to consider sex between legislators and lobbyists as a “gift.”
Prior to Kansas City, Abel was primary anchor for WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks, N.D.
Abel was born and raised in the Grand Rapids suburb of Lowell. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in journalism.