Brian Bolter

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Brian Bolter is a former television news anchor and reporter and a current restaurant owner and operator. Bolter hopscotched across the country working in several TV markets as he gained experience. He has worked at KHBS-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas, KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas, KHQA-TV in Quincy, Illinois, and at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. Bolter worked as the principal anchor at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC for almost 14 years between 1999 and 2013.

Bolter co-anchored the flagship 10pm newscast for WTTG-TV with Shawn Yancy. Bolter was the original anchor along with Tracey Neale when WTTG launched Fox 5 News at 5. He launched the Fox 5 Newsedge at 11 as a solo anchor in July 2006. In September 2007, he launched the Fox 5 Newsedge at 6 as a solo anchor. Bolter finally anchored two hours of news on The Newsedge at 6 and 11 pm and continued to co-anchor of Fox 5 News at 10.

According to NATAS-DC records, Bolter has won two local Emmy Awards,[citation needed] one for the Mid-Atlantic's Best Live Reporter. He also has three regional Edward R. Murrow awards including Best Newscast in 2007 and 2008. Many viewers in the Washington television market remember Bolter as the TV personality who had Lasik surgery done live during a newscast on Fox 5 News at 10. In 2006, Washingtonian Magazine named Bolter one of Washington's Best Dressed.[1] Bolter's voice also appeared, uncredited, in a mock breaking news scene in the 2006 movie The Sentinel.[2]

Bolter and his wife Lisa own the Red Red Wine Bar in Annapolis, MD, a business that Bolter left WTTG in 2013 to help expand further.[3]


  1. ^ Washingtonian Magazine, October 1, 2006.
  2. ^ Brian Bolter at the Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ "Red Red Wine Bar in Annapolis, Maryland". Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

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