About Brian Banmiller

BUSINESS JOURNALIST & SPEAKER

Brian’s Story

Brian Banmiller is one of the nation’s most respected and well known broadcast journalists. He has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. He continues his four decade long career as a national business reporter for CBS News Radio, where his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

Given his proximity to and connections in Silicon Valley, he has been covering the tech industry from its inception as a band of intrepid tinkerers in their garages to today’s global technology platforms used by billions worldwide. Banmiller has interviewed the Valley’s business leaders and innovators, and reported on the economic impact of key issues, including today’s critical debate surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, a major topic consuming tech executives who have widely different opinions on both its impact and regulation.

Brian has also reported on the rise, decline and rebirth of Silicon Valley, the fall of communism in Russia, the rise of capitalism in China, the ongoing threat of war in Korea, the economic future of Hong Kong, political instability in the Philippines, constant turmoil in northern Ireland, Brexit in England, the long term economic impact of Germany’s reunification, and the fractures in the European Union.

He has interviewed Presidents Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush, and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev. Successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders include: Bill Gates, Charles Schwab, William Hewlett, David Packard, John Sculley, William Dell, Peter Thiel, and many others. He uses those experiences in his broadcasting, writing and public speaking assignments, providing valuable (and occasionally humorous) insight to any audience.

As business editor for KTVU Channel 2 news (Fox) in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1989 to 2005, Brian established himself as one of northern California’s most trusted authorities on Silicon Valley. For seven years he was executive producer and anchor of the nationally syndicated television business news magazine “On The Money with Brian Banmiller” and for five years was managing editor and co-anchor of “Silicon Valley Business”. Prior to joining KTVU Brian was a contributing Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Report on Television.

A business school graduate of Villanova University, Banmiller spent 5 years as a Regular Officer in the United States Air Force, with tours of duty in Arizona, Vietnam and Iran. He possessed security clearances above top secret, and was discharged with the rank of Captain.

Brian’s Awards

The Janus Award for excellence in financial news broadcasting from The Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Best News Series/Documentary award from The Radio and Television News Directors Association (western region), Best television news report on real estate from The National Association of Realtors, and a Career achievement award from The Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.

Highlight Reel:
Brian Banmiller Reporting

Brian interview on set about the economy, reporting live from Stock Exchange, interviews with President Bill Clinton and Majority Speaker Bob Dole, live report from Hong Kong, giving a speech at famous Churchill Club in Silicon Valley, questioning Russian politician running for President. Also clips from reporting in Russia, China, Ireland and the Philippines. Live on set commenting on airline industry.

Photo Gallery

Richard Branson

Billionaire Entrepreneur / Virgin Founder

John Chen

CEO, Blackberry

John Sculley

Former CEO, Apple

Jack Welch

Former Chariman & CEO, General Electric

John McCain

United States Senator

Jay Wright

Head Coach, Villanova Basketball

Tiki Barber

NFL Star / Entrepreneur

Diane Sawyer

Famous Television Journalist

Whoopi Goldberg

Actress / Comedian / Author

Tim Mondavi

Celebrated Winemaker

Drew Barrymore

Actress / Author / Director

Tony La Russa

Pro Baseball Player / Chief MLB Data Analyst

Peter Thiel

Co-Founder, Paypal / Facebook Board Member

Gavin Newsome / Willie Brown

Lt. Governer / SF Mayor

Peggy Fleming

Olympic Gold Medal Skater

Jed York

49ers Owner / Tech in Sports Innovator

Mitt Romney

Governor of Massachusetts

Paddy Cosgrave

CEO, Web Summit, Collision, RISE

Paul Saffo

Stanford Futurist

Kevin Harrington

Original Shark Tank Judge / Entrepreneur

Padraig Harrington

Pro Golfer / Investor

Michael Savage

Conservative Talk Show Host

Paula Creamer

LPGA Golf Sensation

John Boehner

Speaker of The House

Endorsements for Brian

Brian gives audiences the tools to thrive.

By painting a clear and compelling picture of the global economy, Brian arms an audience with the cutting-edge knowledge necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-evolving and dramatically changing worldwide business environment.

Tom Peters | Best-Selling Author of “In Search of Excellence”

One of the finest journalists I've met.

I’m constantly impressed with Brian’s ability to take complex high tech issues and make them so simple to understand for wide audiences. Silicon Valley CEOs appreciate his interviews and reports because his perspective is always right on. Brian really is one of the finest journalists I have met.

Carl Guardino | President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Simply put, Brian gets it.

Brian Banmiller is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining personalities in business news reporting. Simply put, he gets it.

John Chen | CEO, Blackberry

Entertaining to millions.

I have been interviewed by Brian dozens of times over my career, from Chief Communications Officer for Charles Schwab to my current work advising Fortune 500 CEO’s. His communications skills are excellent, with his unique ability to make complicated topics entertaining to millions of listeners and live audiences.

Mark Thompson | Executive Coach and Best-Selling Author on Leadership

One of the best reporters in the country.

I find Brian one of the very best business reporters in the country. He is a great interviewer and makes business and the markets understandable to his many viewers and listeners nationwide.

Charles Schwab | Chairman, Charles Schwab Corporation

Brian just makes sense.

Brian Banmiller makes sure that business and economics make sense.

Daniel Yergin | Award-Winning Author, “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power”

A superb keynote for your conference.

Brian has interviewed some of the most fascinating people in the world, understands the latest trends in the business community and talks eloquently about both. He’ll make a superb keynote speaker for your conference. While he’s there, why not hire him to emcee your entire event? Your attendees will be talking about the quality of your conference for years.

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE | President, National Speakers Association

Brian makes business entertaining.

I’ve admired Brian’s journalistic achievements on television and radio for three decades. He is able to make the complicated world of business both entertaining and understandable. I am honored to count him as a good friend.

Carmen Policy | President, San Francisco 49ers & Cleveland Browns

Brian's grasp on technology stands out.

I have been familiar with Brian’s work for many years here in Silicon Valley. His grasp of technology and its impact on the economy makes him stand out among business journalists nationwide.

Bill Draper | One Of The First West Coast Venture Capitalists

I find Brian one of the very best business reporters in the country. He is a great interviewer and makes business and the markets understandable to his many viewers and listeners nationwide.

Charles Schwab

Chairman, Charles Schwab Corporation

I have been interviewed by Brian dozens of times over my career, from Chief Communications Officer for Charles Schwab to my current work advising Fortune 500 CEO’s. His communications skills are excellent, with his unique ability to make complicated topics entertaining to millions of listeners and live audiences.

Mark Thompson

Executive Coach and Best-Selling Author on Leadership

Brian Banmiller is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining personalities in business news reporting. Simply put, he gets it.

John Chen

CEO, Blackberry

Brian Banmiller makes sure that business and economics make sense.

Daniel Yergin

Award-Winning Author, "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power"

I can’t think of anyone who is better than you Brian to help us all figure out what is going on and how to cope in these changing financial times.

Barry Thurston

President, Columbia Tri-Star Television Distribution

By painting a clear and compelling picture of the global economy, Brian arms an audience with the cutting-edge knowledge necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-evolving and dramatically changing worldwide business environment.

Tom Peters

Best-Selling Author, "In Search of Excellence"

I’ve admired Brian’s journalistic achievements on television and radio for three decades. He is able to make the complicated world of business both entertaining and understandable. I am honored to count him as a good friend.

Carmen Policy

President, San Francisco 49ers & Cleveland Browns

I have been familiar with Brian’s work for many years here in Silicon Valley. His grasp of technology and its impact on the economy makes him stand out among business journalists nationwide

Bill Draper

One Of The First West Coast Venture Capitalists

Brian has a common sense grasp of business and economics and presents that knowledge in an intelligent, conversational way. He’s always a welcome guest on our program.

Ronn Owens

Talk Show Host and Marconi Award Winner, KGO/ABC Radio

Thank you so much for moderating our recent Churchill Club panel in Silicon Valley; the event was well-received by our members. You kept the high-profile high tech CEOs engaged, firing questions that helped make the event lively, informative and fun. Keeping it on time was an added plus. Your background in television and radio news was abundantly evident.

Christie Valdez

Executive Director, The Churchill Club

Brian has interviewed some of the most fascinating people in the world, understands the latest trends in the business community and talks eloquently about both. He’ll make a superb keynote speaker for your conference. While he’s there, why not hire him to emcee your entire event? Your attendees will be talking about the quality of your conference for years.

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

President, National Speakers Association

I’m constantly impressed with Brian’s ability to take complex high tech issues and make them so simple to understand for wide audiences. Silicon Valley CEOs appreciate your interviews and reports because his perspective is always right on. He really is one of the finest journalists I have met.

Carl Guardino

President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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