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Pennsylvania Outdoor Life producer Brian Hollingshead joined the WNEP-TV family in 2000, 11 days after graduation from college. He graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications.

While at Kutztown, Brian interned with WNEP and was assigned to work with Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. He immediately fell in love with the show and, through his appreciation of the outdoors, decided that working on the show is what he wanted to do.

Brian spent two years in the news department as a photographer until the fall of 2002 when the position he dreamed for opened. Since then Brian has been the guy behind the camera on everything from deer hunts, bass fishing trips, along with a variety of other outdoor activities.

When Brian is not enjoying the outdoors while on the clock, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be enjoying them with his friends and family. He is and avid hunter and fisherman to which he thanks his grandfather and father for instilling in him. He is a member of the Trevorton East End Rod and Gun Club located in Weikert, Pennsylvania.

Brian was raised in Shamokin, Northumberland County and graduated from Shamokin Area High School. He now resides in the Wyoming Valley with his wife Caitlyn and sons Braedon and Bryce.


Recent Articles
  • This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life: Ice Fishing on Mauch Chunk Lake

    Coming up this week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life, we’ll take you onto the hard water of Mauch Chunk lake for a little bit of ice fishing.  George and Josh from the youtube channel Pocono Outdoors Guy will show us how it’s done.  Plus, we’ll demonstrate, and giveaway, the newest in sonar technology from Deeper Sonar.  We’ve got all that and more and it’s all Sunday night at 6:30 only on WNEP.

  • 2018 People and Places Slideshow

    Share your photos with us in the Pennsylvania People and Places Slideshow. Every now and then we will choose a few of them to air in the Pennsylvania People and Places segment on the show. Be sure to include your name and home town and keep your submission under 320 characters, as well as enough information about the photo for us to write a good story. *Please Keep submissions to under 320 characters!! Longer entries will be cut off on […]

  • Rattlesnake Hunting

    Watch along as field staff members Rick Koval and Dale Butler go in search of a rattlesnake in Pike County.

  • Rattlesnake Processing

    Watch as field staff members Rick Koval and Dale Butler process a black phased timber rattlesnake.

  • Pennsylvania People and Places & POL Outdoor Club Drawing

    Pennsylvania People and Places and our POL Outdoor Club drawing for Sunday, January 14th 2018.

  • Early Bird Sports Expo Ticket Giveaway

    One lucky member of the POL Outdoor Club will win 4 tickets to the Early Bird Sports Expo at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

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  • Outdoor Survival Tips

    Dan Wowak, owner of Coalcracker Bushcraft and the Appalachia Bushman School, will show us how to quickly make a fire and a shelter in case of an emergency.

  • Pennsylvania People and Places & POL Outdoor Club Drawing

    Pennsylvania People and Places and our POL Outdoor Club drawing for Sunday, January 7th 2018.

  • Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures Product Giveaway

    One lucky member of the POL Outdoor Club will win a gift certificate for an overnight stay on an island on the Susquehanna River with Susquehanna River Adventures.

  • 2017 People and Places Slideshow #15

    Share your photos with us in the Pennsylvania People and Places Slideshow. Every now and then we will choose a few of them to air in the Pennsylvania People and Places segment on the show. Be sure to include your name and home town and keep your submission under 320 characters, as well as enough information about the photo for us to write a good story. *Please Keep submissions to under 320 characters!! Longer entries will be cut off on […]

  • Musky Fishing on the Susquehanna River

    We’ll take a look back at some of our favorite fishing trips of 2017 with a musky fishing trip on the Susquehanna River with Ken Maurer of South Side Sports Bait & Tackle.