Brandon Rittiman is a reporter at ABC10 in Sacramento, Calif., specializing in investigative reporting.
Brandon is excited to be back home in Northern California after nearly seven years of reporting for KUSA, ABC10’s sister station in Denver. As a member of ABC10’s enterprise team, he’ll focus on in-depth, original reporting.
His career experience includes news-making interviews with presidential candidates, in-depth factchecking, and clear delivery of breaking news.
In 2012, Brandon delivered the first live broadcast from the scene of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. His reporting on the attack was recognized with a regional Emmy award.
His fact-forward approach to reporting on politics and government has been called “a model for others,” earning five national Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism and multiple regional Emmys.
Brandon took a long and winding path between his hometown of San Jose to get to Sacramento.
After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University, Brandon began working as a reporter and anchor for KGNS (NBC) in Laredo, Texas, where he reported on the ongoing drug war and other border issues from both the United States and Mexico.
Brandon worked as a reporter for KTVN (CBS) and then news director for Reno Public Radio (NPR) in Nevada, where he covered a wide range of topics. While there, he underwent wildland firefighter training to better understand how crews tackle fire.
You may spot Brandon on a trail around Tahoe with his wife Elizabeth and their dogs—or at a hockey game. Brandon plays ice hockey for fun, but when he wants to see it done with skill… he watches his San Jose Sharks.