Brandon Hamilton
Brandon Hamilton is an anchor/reporter at ABC13. Brandon comes back to KTRK after spending two years reporting and anchoring in Waco, Texas and three years in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It is a full circle moment to come back to Houston as Brandon was on the digital team for ABC13 from 2015 to 2018. While on the digital team, Brandon helped create content for ABC13.com and the station's social media accounts.

In Waco, Brandon covered the Killeen-Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood) area, working out of the Bell County Newsroom. He covered many national stories, including the funeral of George Floyd in Houston and the mass shooting in Midland-Odessa in 2019. He also pushed top military officials for answers following the murder of Houston native and soldier Vanessa Guillen.

In Charlotte, he worked the crime beat, covering homicides, the rise in youth violence, and was a voice for families looking for justice. His reporting also took him to Washington D.C. twice, as the family of Shanquella Robinson pushed the Biden administration for answers following her death in Mexico.

Brandon's career started in Orlando, Florida as a reporter and web producer for a news-talk radio station. He also worked a season for the NBA's Orlando Magic.

He is a Florida native with a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree from Texas Southern University.

Some fun facts: Brandon volunteered in TSU's athletics department, the KTSU radio station, and was also an adjunct professor for the past three years, teaching journalism classes to undergraduate TSU students.

Brandon is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Send tips and scoops to: brandon.b.hamilton@abc.com

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Brandon's Stories
Third Ward-based swim team holds annual festival, highlighting water safety for children
Does your child know how to swim? Experts say it's never too early to start, and this Third Ward swim team has baby Olympians in the making, taking the life-saving lessons out of the tub and into the pool.
Gunman in clown mask shoots and kills father of 5 sitting in motel parking lot in southeast Houston
A woman told ABC13 her son was gunned down while sitting in his vehicle at the Diamond Inn in southeast Houston. According to police, the shooter wearing a clown mask walked up behind the man and murdered him.
3-year-old boy drowns after wandering away from mother at busy apartment complex pool, deputies say
Deputies said about 15 to 20 people were in the pool when the incident took place. The toddler allegedly wandered from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end, where older kids were playing.
CenterPoint Energy launches interactive map to check estimated day of restoration in your area
The interactive, color-coded map lets users zoom into areas across the city and even enter specific addresses to see each area's estimated date of power restoration.
HISD adds 2 more schools to closures list due to air conditioning failures
HISD now has 38 schools that are closed Tuesday, including two middle schools, that had the air conditioning systems fail overnight. "We cannot serve students safely at this time," the district said.
36 Houston ISD schools closing Tuesday while all others will be open
The closures include one at Heights High School, where classes began Monday but with students and staff sweating without air conditioning.
Woman crashes into METRO bus stop in west Houston, killing 1 and injuring another, HPD says
Police said the driver showed signs of intoxication. After the sun rose on Tuesday morning, over 12 hours after the deadly crash, crews were still working to get the lights running at the intersection.
3 people shot in drive-by at slab car event on Houston's southside, police say
The shooter allegedly fired into a crowd of people who were gathered in a parking lot for a slab event. One of the victims managed to leave the scene and call for help.
Man accused of killing woman before stealing patrol car during shootout near Texas Medical Center
Somehow, the suspect was able to get into the deputy's vehicle and drive away during the exchange of gunfire, according to HPD. He soon returned to the scene, where there was a second shootout.
Mandatory evacuation orders in Harris County. lifted, but long recovery ahead after storms
Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo says the county is in a bridge phase. They are now moving from response mode to recovery, with efforts to be underway as soon as floodwaters recede.