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 and everything in between. He also does all things “technical” from the shows social media platforms such as instagram and facebook, to all of the website work on wnep.com/pol. Brian is also FAA certified as a small unmaned aircraft pilot in which he utilizes to bring you the great drone aerial shots that are often used in the program.

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, Bryce and Brooks.


Recent Articles
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  • Crock Pot Venketta

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  • 2017 People and Places Slideshow #12

    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 […]

  • 2017 People and Places Slideshow #13

    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 […]

  • Demarest Meat Plant Venison Processing

    We’ll head to Susquehanna County and visit with Steve Demarest, owner of Demarest Meat Plant, to take a look at some of the bucks that are being dropped off for processing.

  • Pennsylvania People and Places Rifle Season Edition

    We’ll show you some of the successful sportsmen during the rifle bear and deer seasons.

  • Christmas at Dunkelberger’s

    We’ll take our annual trip to Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitter to shop for the sportsmen in your life that has everything.

  • Demarest Meat Plant Product Giveaway

    One lucky member of the POL Outdoor Club will win a gift certificate for a custom deer butchering courtesy of Demarest Meat Plant.

  • 2017 People and Places Slideshow #11

    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 […]

  • Deer Season Advancer

    It’s an annual Pennsylvania Outdoor Life tradition, a ride along with the Pennsylvania Game Commission spotlighting deer in advance of the Pennsylvania rifle deer season.  This year we’re in Union County with WCO Jared Turner.