Meet Brian Mortensen
Welcome! Thanks for taking the time to check out my corner of the internet.
I’m originally from the great state of New Jersey and graduated from Chatham High School in Chatham, NJ in 2006. I began PA announcing as a freshman in high school for the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. This experience triggered a natural interest in sports journalism. It taught me the basics – get names, facts, stats, and teams right – if you mess up, correct yourself. It taught me to get excited and enthusiastic no matter what the story or game dictates.
Fast forward to February 9, 2007 – my first chance to go out and shoot any sort of athletic event. It was the “Beauty and the Beast” competition at the sprawling Hearnes Center featuring the Mizzou gymnastics and wrestling teams competing on the same floor at the same time against different teams. I was thrilled to get the chance to simply learn how to shoot a highlight – let alone edit it in Avid. The simple opportunity of work (at least for that night) in sports broadcasting made me willing to do whatever it takes to do a good job. I wanted to learn. And over 3 years later, I feel I’ve put myself into a position to bring those skills I’ve picked up to tell great sports stories. I’m a tireless worker. I love “getting my hands dirty” with hard work – I’ve learned how to be a”one-man band”.
So that’s my sports journalism background – now for a little more about Brian Mortensen the person. I was born in Cincinnati, OH and moved to NJ in 1997. I’m the 2nd oldest of 5 children – I have an older sister and 3 younger siblings. My parents, originally from Long Island, raised me a diehard New York Mets, Jets, and Islanders fan. I love travel – whether by car, train, or plane, I enjoy it all. I’m a huge Bruce Springsteen fan and in general love all classic rock and blues. I’m a pizza fanatic and BBQ enthusiast.