Brandon joined WSIL in January 2012 as an associate producer for News 3 This Morning. He moved from that position to become a photographer and then reporter for News 3.
He was born in Springfield, Illinois and went to high school in Hillsboro, Illinois. Upon graduation, Brandon's love of aviation drove him to join the Illinois Air National Guard where he is still serving as an in-flight-refueler.
He graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2013 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Brandon is the oldest of five children, a news junkie, and an avid sports fan. Look for him on the sidelines of high school games representing Sports Extra or teeing off on one of southern Illinois' many golf courses.
Brandon is the proud son of Scott and Angela Merano.