Brandon Goldner is an Emmy Award-nominated general assignment reporter for WCNC Charlotte, who primarily covers Gaston, Lincoln and Catawba counties.
Since joining the station in March 2016, Brandon reported live, on-the-ground during wall-to-wall coverage of the 2016 Charlotte riots and protests, and co-led the newsroom’s coverage of the search for Maddox Ritch.
In 2019, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his in-depth reporting on Silicon Valley’s attraction to the North Carolina Foothills as a site for massive data centers and its subsequent impacts to homeowners.
That same year, he was named “TV News Multimedia Journalist of the Year” for the large-market division by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC).
A proud graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Brandon came to WCNC after reporting for WNCT, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina.
There, Brandon filed multiple investigations that led to the shutdown of illegal sweepstakes operations, exposed lapses in North Carolina's tanning inspection program and revealed how a vital Greenville road's deficiencies caused traffic congestion.
In 2015, the RTDNAC named Brandon "TV News Multimedia Journalist of the Year" for its small-market division.
When he’s not reporting, you can often find Brandon at a coffee house drinking his favorite coffee and reading the newspaper.