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
  • This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life: The Truth About Chronic Wasting Disease

    Coming up this week on POL, we’ll sit down with the state’s expert on chronic wasting disease to find out what it poses to our deer herd.  Plus, we’ll ask our newest game commissioner what he thinks about Sunday hunting and more.  We’ve got all that plus the winners of this year’s junior wild pheasant hunt and a product giveaway, Sunday night at 6:30.

  • 2018 People and Places Slideshow #8

    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 […]

  • Duck Research-Banding

    We’ll join Molly Giles, biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, as she bands wood ducks in Pike County.

  • Duck Research-Habitat

    We’re taking a closer look at what type of habitat is best for successful duck populations.

  • Pennsylvania People and Places & POL Outdoor Club Drawing

    Pennsylvania People and Places and our POL Outdoor Club drawing for September 23rd, 2018.

  • TOP Calls Product Giveaway

    One lucky member of the POL Outdoor Club will win a great package of waterfowl calls from our friends at TOP Calls.  Plus we’ll tell you how your junior hunter can enter to win one of three wild pheasant hunt permits from Pheasants Forever and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

  • 2018 Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area Youth Hunt Permit Giveaway

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pheasants Forever are hosting the 2nd annual Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area Youth Hunt. This will allow youth hunters a chance to harvest a wild pheasant in Pennsylvania. Through years of dedicated habitat improvement and research, the Wild Pheasant Recovery Area program has successfully restored huntable numbers of wild pheasants to farmland in Northumberland, Montour, and Columbia counties. The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pheasants Forever recently held a drawing and awarded youth hunt permits. […]

  • Fishing Lake Ontario for Brown Trout and Lake Trout

    Join us on Lake Ontario with K & G Sportfishing and a couple of local anglers in search of brown trout and lake trout.

  • Lake Ontario King Salmon

    We’re heading back onto Lake Ontario with K & G Sportfishing in search of King Salmon.

  • Visit Oswego County New York

    Oswego County, New York is a destination for anglers from all over the world.  Dave Turner, director of planning for Oswego County, tells us all about his great county on shores of Lake Ontario.

  • Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Junior Hunt Details

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Central Susquehanna chapter of Pheasants Forever have given Pennsylvania Outdoor Life three permits for the upcoming junior wild pheasant hunt, here are the details on how to enter.

  • White Haven Fire Company Catfish Derby

    We’ll take you to Schuylkill County for the annual White Haven Fire Company catfish derby.