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I just want to start by saying I’m never good at writing these. But here we go. Hi, I’m Brian. (And you say: “Hi Brian”). I’ve been at Q13 News since 2016. I anchor our 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscast, Monday-Thursday and I also report during our late newscasts as well.

When I started at “Q,” I was the weekend morning anchor and a reporter three days during the week. Did you get all that? There’ll be a quiz later.

Before coming to Seattle, I worked in the Bay Area from 2012-2016. I was a morning anchor/reporter for KTVU in Oakland, California. And before that, I was a reporter in my hometown of San Diego, California, for Fox 5 San Diego. And before that, I was a reporter in Kennewick, Washington, for KVEW. AND BEFORE THAT, I was born. Just kidding.

Journalism runs in my family. My Dad, Ernie Flores, Jr., was a print journalist for many years. He was a journalist in the Philippines before coming to the United States in the 1960s. His first job in the U.S. was for the Arizona Republic. He then moved to San Diego where he was a reporter for the San Diego Union newspaper.

He was the first Filipino reporter for both newspapers. But in the late 80s he wanted to start a paper, specifically for the Filipino community in San Diego, so he started The Filipino Press. Even though my Dad passed away in 2005, the paper remains in publication.

I also have a cousin who’s a journalist for KQED in the Bay Area. How I got into TV news, though, really stems from my mom. Not only did she raise me and my sister on her own, but I remember watching hours and hours of local news or 20/20 and 60 Minutes. At a young age, I said, “I can do that.” So, thanks Mom!

I grew up in San Diego (specifically Mira Mesa. Woo woo!!). I am also a proud graduate of California State University, Northridge (go Matadors!). I’m married to the love of my life and have three AMAZING kids.

In terms of my career, I’ve covered it all: team championships, tragedy, breaking news, natural disasters, reunions, protests, politics. I’ve even been on Panda watch.
Through it all, it’s been a blessing to tell your story. Hope you can join me on TV.


Recent Articles
  • Investigators release video of police shooting that killed man in Federal Way

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – The family of 23-year-old Malik Williams continues to seek answers in his December death in Federal Way. On Thursday, investigators with the Valley Independent Investigations Team released video of the incident, a police shooting, during the early morning hours of December 31, 2019. According to investigators, on December 30th at 11:58 p.m. a caller reported sounds of a woman yelling outside of an apartment complex in the 30000 block of 14th South in Federal Way. The […]

  • Fraternity sweatshirt a key clue as police search for armed casino robbers

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kirkland Police said a pair of robbers stole cash from the Caribbean Casino off of NE 144th Street Monday morning. Surveillance video released by police on Wednesday shows the robbers first walking in the casino’s parking lot at 2:51 a.m. and entering the casino a short time later. Both suspects go directly to the cash window and demand all the $100 bills in the register, according to Kirkland Police. Video also shows a casino employee walk past […]

  • Winds delay first flight of Boeing 777X

    EVERETT, Wash. — It’s a big plane with big expectations. But first, Boeing’s 777X has to go through flight tests. Boeing is hoping the weather will cooperate Saturday. The plane’s maiden flight was scheduled for Friday morning at 10 a.m., but rain and gusty winds prevented the plane from taking off from Paine Field. Some gusts were reported to be more than 30 miles per hour at times. The plane and its crew waited at the end of the runway […]

  • Auburn Police looking for thief who targeted store 5 times

    AUBURN, Wash. – Auburn Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a thief who has hit up a grocery store several times. Police said he is not only stealing merchandise, but he may be sneaking around the ceiling of the store and causing damage. Police released video footage and a couple of still photographs of the thief. They tell Q13 News that he has targeted the Haggen Food and Pharmacy store five times since Christmas. The thief has […]

  • Bellingham prepares for snowy, frigid weather

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Temperatures remained in the 40s in Bellingham on Friday, but those temps are about to take a major dip over the weekend. Crews with the city are gearing up for the upcoming weather system, which is expected to dump snow along with possible icy and windy conditions during the end of the weekend and into next week. According to the city, they’ve got 2,000 tons of salt, a thousand tons of sand, and 20,000 gallons of salt […]

  • Pierce County Deputy Cooper Dyson honored in memorial service

    TACOMA – On Monday, hundreds gathered at the Tacoma Dome to pay respects to Pierce County Deputy Cooper Dyson. Dyson was killed on Dec. 21 when his car crashed as he was heading to support other deputies on a domestic violence call. According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer, Deputy Dyson loved serving others. “He was one of the ones that got in here. He was very young and succeeded and fit right in and was off and running […]

  • Rain pounds Eastside, flooding cars and homes

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Record-setting rain continues to pound Puget Sound. In the east side communities of Bellevue and Redmond, flooded roads and overflowing creeks presented problems. A home along State Route 202 in Redmond, creek waters came very close to coming into her home.  Consistent rain in the area is overflowing the creek. For Pat Anderson, she did not seem concerned of the rising creek water, but she was concerned of the rain affecting the road. “Slow down. Some of […]

  • Storm causes record rainfall, flooding, mudslides in western Washington

    A storm that has brought record rainfall to the Northwest has prompted flood warnings, disrupted train traffic, closed roads and caused some power outages.

  • Heroes Among Us: The West Coast’s oldest Coast Guard base has been saving lives for 85 years

    Whether it's in the sea or in the air, the U.S. Coast Guard motto is "always ready." Since 1935, Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles has served and protected all of us here in Northwest.

  • Port of Seattle establishes guidelines for facial recognition technology at airport

    The Port of Seattle approved new guidelines for the possibility of facial recognition technology, or biometrics use, at Sea-Tac Airport.

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