Brian Loftus is currently the Anchor for 8 News Now in the morning. He joined the 8 News Now team in September, 2009 and provided daily traffic coverage until he took over anchor duties in April 2014.
Brian was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Lyons Township High School, earned a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Loyola Marymount University.
After teaching and coaching for a number of years at both the middle school and high school levels, Brian decided to pursue broadcasting as a new career path. His broadcasting career was launched in Los Angeles radio at KLSX (97.1 FM Talk) in 2002 as the producer/writer, and one of the on-air personalities of the Film Freak show, a radio program which interviewed actors and directors promoting their latest film project.
Brian made the leap from radio to TV broadcasting in 2006 as a sports reporter for Crown City News in Pasadena, CA, followed in 2007-2008 by feature reporting at KMPH-TV (FOX) in Fresno, CA covering every live shot imaginable on the popular, five-hour morning show, "Great Day."
Brian and his wife Mae were married in 2007, and they are proud parents to two beautiful, energetic daughters: Clare and Vivian.
Brian enjoys swimming, biking, and reading. He is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and Cubs.