Brian Taff
Brian Taff is the co-anchor of Action News at 4pm and Action News at 10 on PHL17.

Since arriving at 6abc, Brian's reporting assignments have taken him to every corner of the Tri-State area, and around the world. When the massive BP oil spill threatened the coast of the southern United States, Brian travelled to Florida and Alabama to show viewers the stunning images. When the Catholic Church began the process of electing a new Pope, Brian spent weeks in Rome, Italy to bring Action News inside the age-old traditions of the Vatican. When President Obama saw his first term bogged down by souring polls, Brian was invited to the White House for an exclusive conversation with the President in the historic Cabinet Room. He also brought his passion for politics on the road, as he covered every Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate of the 2012 election cycle. Among numerous others, his assignments have also taken him flying - at speeds higher than 700mph and forces greater than 9Gs - with the US Air Force Thunderbirds, and to the race-track to test drive cars with the experts at Consumer Reports.

Prior to arriving at Action News, Brian served as anchor and editor of Capital Tonight, a nightly news and interview show seen all across upstate New York. In that role, Brian covered news of statewide significance, and conducted live, long-form interviews with every major politician and newsmaker in New York State, winning the Associated Press Award for "Best Interview" two consecutive years. Under Brian's watch, the show he created as a once-weekly, half-hour program seen in Albany, expanded to a nightly, hour-long program syndicated live in 9 of New York's 10 television markets - often not simply covering headlines, but generating them. As anchor of Capital Tonight, Brian broadcast live from all across the country, including from the National Political Conventions in 2004, and 2008.

Prior to hosting Capital Tonight, Brian served as weekend anchor and reporter at Capital News 9 in Albany, New York. He began his career in broadcast journalism at WVII-TV in Bangor, Maine. A graduate of Boston College, he is proud to be a part of the Action News family covering the day to day events of the Delaware Valley, where much of his family has long called home.

When not at work, Brian enjoys spending time on the water. When Mother Nature makes boating along the Jersey Shore impossible, he can be found skiing or hiking, or simply enjoying life outdoors!

Brian's Stories
Guardian of Defenders Monument honors veterans of the global war on terrorism
Two former military chaplains have erected a new monument that is dedicated to those who died in the Global War on Terrorism.
6ABC's drone program changing the way you see the news
Here at 6ABC, drones have been increasingly pivotal in our singular mission, bringing you, as we like to say, closer to your world.
Former 6abc GM Larry Pollock remembered
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Larry Pollock, the man who set this television station on a course in 1975 that in many fundamental ways it still follows to this day.
Governor, GOP challenger face off at Trebek-hosted forum
Pennsylvania's Democratic governor and his Republican challenger are meeting in the candidates' only formal appearance together in the fall campaign.
Experts warn of privacy concerns around digital assistants
Do you own an Amazon Echo, or Google Home? If so, you're far from alone -- millions of Americans have brought the devices in recent years. But how many consider what they do, how they really work, or how much they know about you?
Self-piloting drone launches in South Philadelphia
Exyn Technologies is working on it's 'aerial robot,' a drone so smart it doesn't need a pilot and it doesn't need a map.
Brian Taff sits down with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was in Philadelphia Thursday and sat down exclusively with Action News.
Philly women dress Mary Tyler Moore statue in Eagles gear
Eileen, Ann, and Joanne are not your average Philadelphia Eagles fans.
Exclusive: A bird's eye view of Super Bowl security in Minneapolis
The Super Bowl is designated an NSSE - a National Special Security Event - which frees up a number of resources to help keep everyone at the game safe.