Brandon VanSickel

Brandon VanSickle

Brandon VanSickel joined the WKBN 27 First News Team in June of 2020. Brandon comes to the Valley from WKBN’s sister station in Beckley, West Virginia.

Currently, Brandon co-anchors the morning newscasts on WKBN and FOX Youngstown from 5AM until 9AM.

Brandon graduated from the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University in 2015. During his college years he worked at the campus radio station, WWVU-FM, where he served as the Baseball Producer and Play-by-Play announcer for WVU Baseball games.

Brandon landed his first job as the Sports Director at WVNS-TV in Beckley, West Virginia. He covered local sports in Southern West Virginia for three years before making the move to the Evening Anchor desk in 2018. 

Brandon married his college sweetheart, Alicia, in April of 2017. They have a baby boy named Carson, and an Australian Shepherd named Maverick. 

During his free time, Brandon spends as much time as possible on the golf course and is constantly tracking his many fantasy sports teams.

If you have any news tips for Brandon, you can email him at or call (330)-941-5926.

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