Brian Champagne

Journalism and Communication

Associate Professor of Professional Practice


Brian Champagne

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 320
Phone: 435-797-3220
Email: brian.champagne@usu.edu

Educational Background

MA, Communications, University of the Pacific, 1999
Metaphoric Analysis
BA, Communications, California State University, Bakersfield, 1990

Biography

A native Californian, I worked in three television markets there, and then worked 10 years at KUTV and for freelance clients in Utah County. I now teach at Utah State University, and work freelance in Broadcast News and various video projects.

Teaching Interests

I teach Writing for Electronic Media, Documentary Production, Multimedia Journalism, and Student Newscast.

Research Interests

As a Lecturer, my research is minimal, but my interests are in Visual Communication; namely, how video communicates through words, images, and the manipulation of both

Awards

Best Radio Reporter - First Place, 2021

Utah Public Radio

Student Production Award, 2017

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Student Production Award, 2016

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

First Place, Television Editing, 2016

Society of Professional Journalists

2nd Place, General Feature, Radio, 2015

Society of Professional Journalists

Dean's Giraffe Award Nominee, 2014

CHaSS College Dean

Award Winner, 2013

Society of Professional Journalists

Dean's Giraffe Award Nominee, 2012

CHaSS College Dean

Regional Emmy Nominee, 2008

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mountain Region

UBEE Silver Award, 2003

Utah Association of Broadcasters

Regional Emmy Contributor, 2000

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Quarterly Clips Contest 1st Place, 1996

National Press Photographers Association


Publications | MultiMedia

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Other

  • Champagne, B.A, Officer Rescues Man and Cat from house Fire. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, Associate Producer Freelance. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). KSL-TV News. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Kid finds woman in Christmas miracle. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Hunting accident wounds guide in Paradise. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Christmas lights hung for family in need. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Aerobics instructor finds weight loss tougher after 4th child. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Accused burglar rams woman who tried to corral him, flees. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Woman accused of fraud, does not have cancer. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Resident found dead outside Pioneer Valley Lodge. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). "Gephardt" shoot - USB safety. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Victim calls hit-and-run racially-motivated. KTVX-TV, KUTV-TV, KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Korean War Veterans honored at Brigham City service. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU offers new HIIT fitness program. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). North Logan hosts Pumpkin Walk. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Shooter kills brother-in-law in Hyrum. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU program attempts to increase school kids' vegetable consumption. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Candlelight Vigil for shooting victims. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). "Gay Marriage" judge speaks at USU. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan HS prepares for game against Roy. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Motorcyclist collides with truck in Logan. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Brigham City celebrates Peach Days. KSL-TV, KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan WWII veteran receives Honor Flight. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Hyde Park carbon monoxide poisoning. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). "Aggies Elevated" program begins at USU. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Cache County begins Crosswalk Blitz. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan Police make child-porn arrest. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Williams Syndrome prompts youth to collect vacuums. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). 18 year-old killed in Logan Canyon head-on crash. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Millville search and rescue. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Mt. Logan Middle School attempts breast-feeding ban. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU student kills two others, self. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Gran Fondo Race coverage. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Tremonton Hay FIre. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Smithfield reaction to Houston shooting. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Boy drowns at Hyrum Reservoir. KSTU-TV, KTVX-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Shots fired into truck at Logan Walmart. KTVX, KSL, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Brigham City historic mills burn. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan couple cope with loss, introduce "Jiggy Stick". KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Rat Fink Reunion in Manti 2014. KUTV, KTVX *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Children's Hearing conference hosted at USU. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Smithfield Animal Control officer reports shots fired. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU weeds study hopes to stop bird strikes. KUTV-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Utah Valley University Auto Expo. KTVX-TV, KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Shooting at Logan Hospital. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Interview with USU climate professor. KTVX-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Motorcyclist dies in Logan Canyon crash. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Utah State University video for budget, etc.. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Barn burns in West Logan. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Lewiston damaged by storm. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Child shot by sister in Young Ward. KTVX-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan pawn shop burglarized; guns stolen. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU Professor interview for KSTU. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan shoplifter pursuit ends in crash. KSL, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU student in wheelchair competes in rodeo. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Serial bank robber arrested in SLC. KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Cache deputies bust serial burglar. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Wild turkeys invade Cache County communities. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan City Council passes Idling Ordinance. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Logan longboarder accident. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU publishes study of effects of smog on pregnancy. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Brother reacts to missionary robbery. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Phone scam interview at USU. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Avalanche victim survives, speaks to media. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Millville prepares for power outage. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). USU athletes give message to open Winter Olympics. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). "Quitting Cues" study released by USU researcher. KUTV-TV, KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Snow falls in Logan. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2014). Quilting update. KSL-TV Studio 5 *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Gay marriage delayed in Cache County. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Gay marriages begin in Cache County. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Bakery burns in Logan. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). School bus crashes in Paradise. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). USU Professor reacts to LDS Priesthood for blacks. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Gingerbread House competition. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). ICON holds sale for charity. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Brigham City apartments burn. KTVX-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Car crashes into Logan River. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Hawks shot in Smithfield. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Hyde Park begins beer sales. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Water pipe breaks in Logan. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Winter storm hits Sardine Canyon. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Hyde Park election coverage. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Students wear KKK costumes to Skyview High School. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Serial killer's path through Logan. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). WIC recipient reacts to government shutdown. KSL-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). River Heights toddler's mother appears in court. KSTU-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Logan apartments burn in overnight fire. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Auto on bicyclist accident in North Logan. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Aggies campout for game tickets. KTVX-TV, KSTU-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Ricin scare in North Logan. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Buck shot illegally in Hyde Park. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Cache Sheriff deputies grow beards for charity. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). USU Entrepreneur school named. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Logan Airport casualty drill. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Suicide attempt with mercury creates haz-mat scene. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Fire in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. KTVX-TV, KSTU-TV, KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). LOTOJA race begins in Logan. KSL-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). River Heights toddler dies. KSTU-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). USU reaction to SLC Carriage Horse death. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). USU student killed in slackline accident. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Fire burns canyon near Millville. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Logan Canyon cattle drive. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Utah Festival Opera Preview. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Cache Valley Cruise-In. KSTU-TV, KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). MS Bicycle Ride. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Camper missing from Hardware Ranch. KUTV-TV, KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Fatal accident in Logan. KTVX-TV, KUTV-TV, KSL-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Man shoots self while cleaning gun. KUTV-TV, KSTU-TV, KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Chuckie Keaton talks about the football season. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Hyrum man burns to death. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). House burns in Hyrum. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Brigham City carjack crash. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Brigham City carjack crash follow-up. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Brigham City Indian school demolished. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Plane crash-lands in Wellsville . KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Shoplifter caught with help from Facebook. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Missionary age change affects on USU budget. *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2013). Honesty test at Utah State University. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Mountain Crest HS in lockdown. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Interview. KSTU-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Danny Berger collapse coverage. KSL-TV
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). SWAT Officer shot in training near Mantua. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Governor Herbert adresses fire danger. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Jill Biden visits vets' families. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Bridal Veil Falls Fall. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Orem Memorial Day Service. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Logan computer fire knocks out power. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Moose Runs Loose in North Logan. Associated Press, Fox News *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). USU Joins Mountain West Conference. KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Head-On Fatal Accident in Logan. KUTV-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Logan Subway Restaurant Robbed. KTVX-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Fiancee Crashes on Way to Propose; Foul-Play Suspected. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). USU Suspected Embezzler Fired. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Flaming Car Rescuers Honored by Logan City Council. KSL-TV, KSTU-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). New WISE Telescope Photographs Space. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Utah State University Baskeyball Tournament Coverage. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Fiancee Crashes on Way to Propose. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). USU Engineering Students Design Wheelchair Creeper. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Car Crashes into Logan River. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Changes to Logan High School Tardy Policy. KTVX *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Hyde Park Teen Driver Accident. KSL-TV, KTVX, KUTV, KSTU *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Mountain Crest Shop Teacher Accused. KSL-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Powell Memorial Balloons Released. KSL-TV, KTVX-TV *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Hyde Park Flooding. *
  • Champagne, B.A, (2012). Wellsville Pursuit. KSL-TV, KTVX-TV *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

, Spring 2022
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2022
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2022
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2022
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2022
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2022
JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Spring 2022
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Spring 2022
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2021
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2021
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2021
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2021
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2021
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2021
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2021
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2021
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Spring 2021
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2020
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2020
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2020
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2020
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2020
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Spring 2020
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2019
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2019
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2019
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2019
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2019
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2019
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2019
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2019
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Spring 2019
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2018
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2018
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2018
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2018
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2018
JCOM 5230 - Advanced Video Documentary Production, Spring 2018
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2018
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2018
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2018
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2018
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2017
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2017
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2017
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2017
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2017
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Spring 2017
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2016
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2016
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2016
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2016
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2016
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2016
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Spring 2016
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2015
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2015
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2015
JCOM 5230 - Advanced Video Documentary Production, Spring 2015
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2015
JCOM 4210,4220 - Newscast I, Spring 2015
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2014
JCOM 4210 - Newscast I, Fall 2014
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2014
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2014
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2014
JCOM 4210,4220 - Newscast I, Spring 2014
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2013
JCOM 4210,4220 - Newscast I, Fall 2013
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2013
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Spring 2013
JCOM 4210 - Newscast I, Spring 2013
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2013
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2012
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2012
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2012
JCOM 2030 - Multimedia Boot Camp, Fall 2012
JCOM 4210 - Newscast I, Fall 2012
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2012
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2012
JCOM 5230 - Advanced Video Documentary Production, Spring 2012
JCOM 4210 - Newscast I, Spring 2012
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Spring 2012
JCOM 4530 - Special Topics in Communication, Spring 2012
JCOM 4220 - Newscast II, Fall 2011
JCOM 4530 - Special Topics in Communication, Fall 2011
JCOM 3200 - Writing for Electronic Media, Fall 2011
JCOM 4220 - NEWSCAST II (CI), Spring 2011
JCOM 4530 - ST: MULTIMEDIA BOOT CAMP, Spring 2011
JCOM 5230 - VID DOCUMENTARY PROD, Spring 2011

Creative Works | Other

  • Customizers hustle for Autorama, Other, Television report
  • Customizers hustle for Autorama, Other, Television report
  • Customizers hustle for Autorama, Other, Television report
  • Meet Candi Carter Olson, Other, Faculty Profile Video
  • Meet Cathy Bullock, Other, Faculty Profile Video
  • Cooler Belt Kickstarter Video, Other, Video - 2015
  • MECCA Conference Speakers, Other, Video - 2015
  • Miracle Mud Demonstration, Other, Video - 2014
  • eHealth Agents Informational Videos, Other, Video - 2014
  • HS Customs 2014 Summer Show, Other, Video - 2014
  • 1958 Thunderbird Unveil, Other, Video - 2014
  • AED awareness video with Danny Berger, Other, Video - 2013
  • Thanksgiving Point Animal Days shoot, Other, Video - 2013
  • Thomas Wright Political Video, Other, Video - 2013
  • STEM Personality Profiles, Other, Video - 2012
  • Utah State Auditor's Race Video, Other, Video - 2012
  • Utah GOP Vote by Mail, Other, Video - 2012
  • Caucus Intructional Video, Other, Video - 2012
  • Utah Immigration HB 116, Other, Video - 2011