Brendan Straub

Brendan Straub



Brendan joined the 7News team in June 2020.

Brendan graduated from Towson University with a degree in Mass Communications-Journalism and New Media concentration and a minor in Electronic Media & Film.

While at Towson, Brendan was involved with the student-run radio station, XTSR, and interned for the Towson Sports Network during his junior year. During his last collegiate semester, he had the chance to intern at WBAL TV 11 in Baltimore, where he gained valuable newsroom experience.

Brendan grew up in Laurel Springs, N.J. where he got his first on-camera experience at Sterling High School, where he anchored the Channel 19 Knightline news for four years.

When he isn’t reporting, Brendan loves watching his favorite Philadelphia sports teams, going on adventures with his dog Murphy, and spending time with friends and family.

Brendan would love to hear from you. If you have a story idea or just want to say "hi," please feel free to contact him! Email Brendan at

Recent Articles by Brendan

  Rallying for Watertown Correctional Facility, still hoping for change

  What’s in store for Watertown’s zoo?

  Safety tips offered for Stalking Awareness Month

  A team-up that is giving pups another chance at life

  The Arc seeks help to ‘raise the roof’ in Lowville

  Cuomo’s push for legalized marijuana, online sports betting draws criticism

  What will become of call center furniture when YMCA moves into building?

  ‘Dry January’ encourages healthy start to new year

Local farmers, organizations donate food, milk to community

  Business goes from carpet cleaning to COVID busting

  Snowmobilers are revving into the new year in Turin

  Distillery owners breathe sigh of relief over hand sanitizer fee

  Canton town clerk appointed despite backlash

  Girl Scout designs coloring books, looks to win prestigious award

  Grant helps Lewis County’s winter tourism businesses during pandemic

  A look at who’s next to have access to COVID vaccine

  Business: a year in review

  Last minute shopping gives families a chance to get out, enjoy the holiday spirit

  Ogdensburg firefighters ask court to intervene in fight against cuts

  This Christmas, what’s the ‘new normal’ for churches?

  Business is booming as Dry Hill Ski Resort opens for the year

  An out-of-this-world experience comes to Watertown

  The rules Fort Drum soldiers, families must follow during holiday travel

Watertown’s mayor looks to fill part-time judge position by January 1

  Drive-by parade surprises retiring economic developer

  Retired teacher helps students become future philanthropists

  Watertown’s firefighters union at odds with mayor over taking rescue truck off the road

  Shop with a cop weekend helps local kids with holiday gifts

  Whooville in the Harbor: How the Grinch gave Christmas spirit in Sackets Harbor

  Adams students “Stuff the Truck” to provide food to local families