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Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the Sports Director and 6pm and 11pm sports anchor for 9 On Your Side. He joined WNCT-TV in October of 1984 as a news reporter and weekend sports anchor. He was then promoted to Sports Director in April of 1986. Brian's sportscasting career began in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he broadcast high school football and basketball games for local radio and cable television.

Brian was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on July 16, 1962. He grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and is a 1980 graduate of Indian River High School. He graduated from Old Dominion University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications.

Brian is a 22-time award winner by the North Carolina Associated Press. He was named the Professional Broadcaster of the Year by East Carolina University in 1988. He has also been honored by the Raleigh Hot Stove League, the Pitt-Greenville Hot Stove League, the North Carolina High School Baseball Coaches, North Carolina Special Olympics, Pitt-Greenville Special Olympics, and by the City of Greenville for community service.

He is the father of a daughter, Kaitlyn, 25, and a son, Ryne, 21.

Brian serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Chapter of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. He has worked with Beau's Buddies, a cancer awareness group and with Special Olympics in Pitt County. He coached the Carolina Diamonds, a fastpitch travel team from 1999-2005 and has coached the Cubs in the Exceptional Community Baseball League for special needs children from 2006 to the present. Brian is also an officer in the ECBL.

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  • Pirates come from behind to beat UNC-Wilmington 8-5

    Pirates come from behind to beat UNC-Wilmington 8-5

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:18:33 GMT
      East Carolina scored eight unanswered runs behind Dylan Brown’s three-hit, two-RBI performance and Reid Love’s 7.2 innings of relief topping UNC Wilmington 8-5 Wednesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
      East Carolina scored eight unanswered runs behind Dylan Brown’s three-hit, two-RBI performance and Reid Love’s 7.2 innings of relief topping UNC Wilmington 8-5 Wednesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
  • Former Pirate Chris Johnson Signs with Jets

    Former Pirate Chris Johnson Signs with Jets

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:29:45 GMT
    Former Pirate running back Chris Johnson has landed in New York. Johnson signed a two year contract with the Jets today.
    Former Pirate running back Chris Johnson has landed in New York. Johnson signed a two year contract with the Jets today.
  • Pirate hoopster Stith to transfer

    Pirate hoopster Stith to transfer

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:13:20 GMT
    --- East Carolina freshman Brandan Stith has been granted his release and will transfer to Old Dominion following the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester announced ECU Head Coach Jeff Lebo Monday.
    --- East Carolina freshman Brandan Stith has been granted his release and will transfer to Old Dominion following the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester announced ECU Head Coach Jeff Lebo Monday.
  • ECU to debut new track facilty this weekend

    ECU to debut new track facilty this weekend

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:39:06 GMT
    East Carolina will unveil the school's newest athletic gem with the opening of the new track and field facility on campus.
    East Carolina will unveil the school's newest athletic gem with the opening of the new track and field facility on campus.
  • Pirates Shut Out #25 N.C. State, 7-0

    Pirates Shut Out #25 N.C. State, 7-0

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:15:47 GMT
    East Carolina won the team's 10th game in their last 12 outings, shutting out 25th ranked North Carolina State 7-0 at Clark-LeClair Stadium Wednesday night.
    East Carolina won the team's 10th game in their last 12 outings, shutting out 25th ranked North Carolina State 7-0 at Clark-LeClair Stadium Wednesday night.
  • Pirates take series at 12th ranked Rice

    Pirates take series at 12th ranked Rice

    Sunday, April 6 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-06 20:44:42 GMT
    East Carolina scored a pair of two-out runs in the top of the ninth and turned a game-ending double play to claim a 2-1 Conference USA series win over No. 12 Rice at Reckling Park Sunday afternoon.
    East Carolina scored a pair of two-out runs in the top of the ninth and turned a game-ending double play to claim a 2-1 Conference USA series win over No. 12 Rice at Reckling Park Sunday afternoon.
  • Pirate Softball Sweeps Southern Miss

    Pirate Softball Sweeps Southern Miss

    Sunday, April 6 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-06 20:40:23 GMT
    The East Carolina softball team pounded out 16 hits and starting pitcher Sarah Christian allowed just one hit, as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of its Conference USA series against Southern Miss with a 12-1 victory in five innings on Sunday afternoon at the ECU Softball Stadium.
    The East Carolina softball team pounded out 16 hits and starting pitcher Sarah Christian allowed just one hit, as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of its Conference USA series against Southern Miss with a 12-1 victory in five innings on Sunday afternoon at the ECU Softball Stadium.
  • Pirates Complete 2nd Spring Scrimmage

    Pirates Complete 2nd Spring Scrimmage

    Saturday, April 5 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-05 21:05:28 GMT
      Redshirt freshman Kurt Benkert completed 10-of-12 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to spearhead the offensive effort, while a surging defensive unit tallied seven tackles for lost yardage on the other side of the ball during East Carolina's second intra-squad scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.  
      Redshirt freshman Kurt Benkert completed 10-of-12 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to spearhead the offensive effort, while a surging defensive unit tallied seven tackles for lost yardage on the other side of the ball during East Carolina's second intra-squad scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.  
  • Rice evens series with ECU with 8-0 victory

    Rice evens series with ECU with 8-0 victory

    Saturday, April 5 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-05 20:11:33 GMT
    – Blake Fox struck out a career-high eight batters and Rice (22-11, 10-4) pounded out 14 hits taking game two of the Conference USA series, 8-0, over East Carolina (18-13, 7-4) Saturday afternoon at Reckling Park.   Hoelscher reached on an infield single to third and moved around the bases on consecutive...
    – Blake Fox struck out a career-high eight batters and Rice (22-11, 10-4) pounded out 14 hits taking game two of the Conference USA series, 8-0, over East Carolina (18-13, 7-4) Saturday afternoon at Reckling Park.   Hoelscher reached on an infield single to third and moved around the bases on consecutive...
  • Pirates Take Game 1 from #12 Rice, 3-2

    Pirates Take Game 1 from #12 Rice, 3-2

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:45:31 GMT
    Drew Reynolds hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the 9th to lead East Carolina to a 3-2 win over 12th ranked Rice on Friday night.
    Drew Reynolds hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the 9th to lead East Carolina to a 3-2 win over 12th ranked Rice on Friday night.
  • Rose baseball, Conley softball wins for split of doubleheader

    Rose baseball, Conley softball wins for split of doubleheader

    Friday, April 4 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-05 01:57:48 GMT
    JH Rose won in baseball while DH Conley cruised in softball as the two rivals split a baseball-softball doubleheader at Conley on Friday night.
    JH Rose won in baseball while DH Conley cruised in softball as the two rivals split a baseball-softball doubleheader at Conley on Friday night.
  • Jacob's Marathon Effort Leads South Central past Conley; Viking Girls Win to Earn Split

    Jacob's Marathon Effort Leads South Central past Conley; Viking Girls Win to Earn Split

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:36:10 GMT
    South Central pitcher Tucker Jacobs, who has signed to play college baseball at the Air Force Academy,pitched all ten innings to lead the Falcons to a 2-1 extra inning win over rival DH Conley
    South Central pitcher Tucker Jacobs, who has signed to play college baseball at the Air Force Academy,pitched all ten innings to lead the Falcons to a 2-1 extra inning win over rival DH Conley
  • ECU's Akeem Richmond to participate in 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

    ECU's Akeem Richmond to participate in 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:35:55 GMT
    GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina senior Akeem Richmond will participate in the 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk 3-Point Championships on Thursday, April 3, at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Intersport announced Tuesday.
    GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina senior Akeem Richmond will participate in the 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk 3-Point Championships on Thursday, April 3, at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Intersport announced Tuesday.
  • Rose Sweeps Lacrosse and Soccer

    Rose Sweeps Lacrosse and Soccer

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-01 02:32:27 GMT
    JH Rose beat Carteret in lacrosse and Aycock in girl's soccer in games played Monday night.
    JH Rose beat Carteret in lacrosse and Aycock in girl's soccer in games played Monday night.
  • Pirates Scrimmage for First Time in Spring

    Pirates Scrimmage for First Time in Spring

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-01 01:10:15 GMT
    GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's top three running backs on its spring depth chart averaged a combined 8.0 yards per carry, while the defense tallied four turnovers to highlight the Pirates' first spring scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Monday afternoon.
    GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's top three running backs on its spring depth chart averaged a combined 8.0 yards per carry, while the defense tallied four turnovers to highlight the Pirates' first spring scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Monday afternoon.
  • Beards Credited with Pirate's 7 Game Winning Streak

    Beards Credited with Pirate's 7 Game Winning Streak

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:35:50 GMT
    Pirate Coach Billy Godwin has had a long standing tradition of not allowing his players to grow facial hair during the season.
    Pirate Coach Billy Godwin has had a long standing tradition of not allowing his players to grow facial hair during the season.
  • Greenville's McKenzie Ties for 2nd at Texas Open

    Greenville's McKenzie Ties for 2nd at Texas Open

    Sunday, March 30 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 02:00:13 GMT
    Greenville's Will MacKenzie fired afinal round 70 and finished tied for second at the Texas Open in San Antonio.
    Greenville's Will MacKenzie fired afinal round 70 and finished tied for second at the Texas Open in San Antonio.
  • First Spring Scrimmage Rained Out at ECU

    First Spring Scrimmage Rained Out at ECU

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:04:29 GMT
      East Carolina's first scrimmage of the spring season, scheduled for Saturday morning on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex, was postponed because of inclement weather.
      East Carolina's first scrimmage of the spring season, scheduled for Saturday morning on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex, was postponed because of inclement weather.
  • Conley baseball and softball squads get set for state finals

    Conley baseball and softball squads get set for state finals

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-29 22:03:18 GMT
    DH Conley's baseball and softball teams were both busy on Wednesday afternoon getting set for their respective state finals series. The baseball team at Conley will take on Weddington in the best-of-3
    DH Conley's baseball and softball teams were both busy on Wednesday afternoon getting set for their respective state finals series. The baseball team at Conley will take on Weddington in the best-of-3
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