Investigative Reporter / Weekend Anchor
Brian Mastre can be seen weekdays reporting and anchoring for WOWT 6 News at 6 & 10. His in-depth reports, special projects and documentaries air throughout the year.
Brian has received numerous state, regional and national awards including a 2017 Heartland Emmy Award for a documentary analyzing the pros and cons regarding an upcoming vote on the death penalty in Nebraska. He also won a 2016 Heartland Emmy Award for a program examining the legal battle between Nebraska and Colorado over Colorado's recreational marijuana laws Photographer Jim Hinchik was the other half of the team for both projects.
Brian was also honored with a 2016 regional Radio-TV News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow award for a story about Memorial Little League in Omaha trying to save inner-city baseball. It was his 6th regional Murrow award in categories ranging from Investigative to Writing, Series to Sports.
In 2001, Brian was honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for a story about an aging softball team in South Omaha. Photographer Roger Hamer was the other half of the team on that one.
Brian grew up in small towns across Iowa. Clear Lake is his hometown.
He graduated with a Speech Communications: Radio/TV degree from Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. The college has since changed its name to Southwest Minnesota State University. It's there where he met his future wife Beth.
Before coming to Omaha, he worked as the evening news anchor at KIMT in Mason City, Iowa.
He lives in Omaha with his wife and son.