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
Mail-in voting: All you need to know ahead of Election Day 2020
There's been a lot of focus this year on mail-in ballots and a lot of misinformation, which may have you feeling quite confused about it all.
6abc Action News Brian Taff interviews Vice President Mike Pence on Black Lives Matter movement, coronavirus
Vice President Mike Pence was asked if he would say the words 'Black lives matter,' and three times declined - instead saying "all lives matter in a very real sense."
Fmr. Mayor Nutter shares thoughts on protests and lasting change
As the debate over police reform rages across America, I sat down earlier today with a man who has some unique insight on that.
Starting over after losing job amid the coronavirus pandemic
We're building it better together by profiling individuals who have the challenge of trying to find new jobs in the face of the coronavirus employment meltdown.
Largest statue of Lord Hanuman in United States arrives at Hindu temple in Delaware
It arrived on a cold day in January, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those greeting the statue of Lord Hanuman as it arrived at the Hindu Temple of Delaware.
Building It Better Together: Efforts underway to ease the squeeze of gentrification
Gentrification can happen very quickly, but some are trying to ease the squeeze of the drastic changes.
Building it Better Together: Changing neighborhoods and the impact of gentrification
From Philadelphia to the surrounding suburbs, development and redevelopment are bringing with them wholesale change.
Kobe in 2010 - When his high school named the gym after him
In 2010, Lower Merion High School dedicated its new gymnasium and named it after Kobe Bryant
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.