Brandon McCaskill is a 22-year-old TV host/personality from Largo, Maryland. He’s has his mind and heart set on being a news anchor since his elementary days anchoring The Kingsford Morning Show. Though his passion has been tested over the years, he’s still at it and plans to become a host for a major network in the neat future.
Within the past four years alone, Brandon has worked as an MTVU red carpet correspondent at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (the Oscars) where he interviewed celebrities such as George Clooney, Mo’Nique, Jennifer Lopez, Mario Lopez and Anika Noni Rose, to name a few. He hosted his own weekly radio show, “Ol’ Skool Wednesdays,” on WANM 90.5 FM for three years, and he’s also done live reporting for the News 20@5 newscast, based out of Tallahassee, FL, where he received his bachelors degree in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University. Brandon has always said his strides towards success are not just for personal gain, but for those he’ll be able to impact and inspire.
Bringing his mission to life, Brandon produced a documentary titled, “Quicksand: The Pursuit of Stardom,” starring Hollywood Actress Meagan Good, NY Fashion Model Wendell Lissimore and many more. It looks into the lives of aspiring entertainers and shows the hardships they face as they pursue their dreams. Brandon used this project to stress the importance of having an education to fall back on when things don’t go as planned, and also to encourage researching the proper ways to enter the entertainment business while avoiding, “Quicksand.” To watch the documentary, visit www.QuicksandDoc.com.
Staying true to his dream, Brandon moved to Los Angeles, CA after college to pursue TV hosting full time. Most recently, Brandon has created the new web series “RnB Live Online” where he hosts and produces a weekly recap show of the RnB Live Hollywood event.
Brandon joined the KRAVE Magazine team August 2010 as a correspondent at the 20th NAACP Theatre Awards.
“We all knew there was something special about the team work that night. Though it was our first night working together, we were pulling more interviews than a lot of the larger outlets, says Brandon, “I can’t describe it. We just have business minds and chemistry, which is great and rare for young adults our age.”
When KRAVE CCO Kenny Hibbler saw the NAACP footage, he invited Aziza, Brandon and Ivon to join the KRAVE team which ultimately gave birth to the “Krave West.”
“I am really excited about the KRAVE West team. Get ready for a lot of personality, style and professionalism. Bringing all the great things we were doing individually into one joint effort will be pretty serious”, says McCaskill, “thanks to everyone at Krave for giving new talent a shot. 2010 is not over and the best is yet to come. (www.BrandonMcCaskill.com)