• Brian Todd is a CNN correspondent, based in the network's Washington Bureau providing reports for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

    Most recently, Todd played an integral part in the network's coverage of the historic 2017 hurricane season, reporting on the ground from numerous cities during the height of devastation. In addition, Todd delivered extensive breaking news coverage of the mass shootings in both Los Vegas and Texas. Todd contributed to the network's comprehensive coverage of America's Choice 2016 and was on the ground in eight different states, covering the primaries and caucuses for the 2016 presidential race. Todd also reports on numerous breaking news stories, and was on the ground in July 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana covering the shootings of police officers and in Orlando covering the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub. Todd reported extensively on the riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. Todd has covered several hurricanes beyond 2017, including the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010.

    A CNN veteran of more than three decades, Todd joined the network in 1987 as a copywriter for morning programming and soon also took on production responsibilities in the field and for long-form reports. From 1989 through 1993, Todd served as an anchor and reporter for CNN Newsroom, a news program for high school and middle school students.

    Todd became a news producer based in Washington, D.C., in 1993 and then an editorial producer for Larry King Live in 1997. He became a senior producer in 2000, eventually becoming the senior producer for Wolf Blitzer Reports, a precursor to The Situation Room. While a producer, Todd began offering on-air reports in January 2004 and became an on-air correspondent full time in 2006. Prior to CNN, Todd had served as a reporter for Guam Cable TV in the Pacific Marianas Islands; a sports producer for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh and a sports producer for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

    Todd earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Miami.