Brian Todd is a correspondent for CNN, providing reports for The Situation Room. Based in Washington, D.C., Todd has contributed to the network's comprehensive "America Votes 2008" coverage.
Todd has also reported numerous breaking news stories including the Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial, Hurricane Katrina, the Dubai ports controversy and the Sago Mine disaster. He has also delivered in-depth reports on terrorism, politics and national security and several series, including one in 2005 about the methamphetamine epidemic in the Midwest.
A CNN veteran of more than two 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.