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Brian Champagne

Brian Champagne

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 320
Phone: 435-797-3220
Email: brian.champagne@usu.edu

Educational Background:

  • MA - University of the Pacific - 1999
  • BA - California State University, Bakersfield - 1990

Biography

Brian Champagne is Lecturer at Utah State University, teaching courses in Broadcast Journalism and Mulitmedia reporting.

He has worked at KGET (NBC) in Bakersfield, California; KEYT (ABC) in Santa Barbara, California; KTXL (Fox) in Sacramento, California; and KUTV (CBS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

While most of his work has been behind the camera, he worked as an Automotive Reporter in both Sacramento and Salt Lake City. He still produces automotive reports for KSTU (Fox) and his YouTube channel.

His work has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Oxygen, the Mtn., Fox Network, Deseret News, Daily Herald, Logan Herald-Journal, Utah Public Radio, KTVX, KSL, KSTU, KUTA, KNBC, AM to FM Documentary, and even hollywoodlife.com. He has produced videos for major freelance clients throughout Utah.

He served as Chief Photographer at KTXL; hiring, purchasing equipment, and keeping a fleet of news vehicles on the road.

He has won a UBEE award, a National Press Photographers Association contest, several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, two Emmy nominations, and his work has won Emmys for two reporters.

Champagne came to Utah State University in Fall 2010, but his video work is not done. He still produces documentaries, freelance work for websites, commercial clients, and works freelance for television news affiliates and ESPN.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Bakersfield; and his Master of Arts from the University of the Pacific.

In his spare time, he enjoys running, and anything to do with cars. Bats right, throws right. His punk rock band hardly plays anymore.

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I teach writing for Electronic Media, Documentary Production, Multimedia Journalism and Student Newscast.

As a Lecturer, my research is minimal, but my interests are in Visual Communication; namely, how video communicates through words, images and the manipulation of both.
  • First Place, Television Editing - June 23,2016
  • 2nd Place, General Feature, Radio - June 16, 2015
  • Dean's Giraffe Award Nominee - April
  • Television News - Officer Rescues Man and Cat from house fire
  • Television News - Associate Producer Freelance
  • Television News - KSL - TV News - 2014