Drew Speier is the weekday evening anchor on WBRE Eyewitness News at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
winning journalist, Drew Speier joined the WBRE Eyewitness News Team in May of
2008. He came from the NBC affiliate in Evansville,
Indiana where he spent three
years as a weekday anchor and reporter.
In Indiana, Drew was honored twice by the Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards and won three National Telly Awards, including a Silver Telly. Prior to Indiana, Drew spent three years in the NYC market as a weekend anchor and reporter for News 12 New Jersey. He was honored with two National Awards for his coverage of the events following 9-11 and won an Associated Press Spot News Award for his live reporting.
Drew also has an extensive background as an award winning Sports anchor/reporter. He was the main sports anchor for FOX/CBS in Jacksonville, FL., and for the NBC affiliate in Austin, TX. Drew was even a sideline reporter for Fox NFL Sunday while in Jacksonville. He also covered the University of Notre Dame for two years and worked for Fox Sports-Net Chicago.
Drew calls Texas home. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Broadcasting Journalism and Political Science.
Drew's most memorable experiences were covering the aftermath of 9-11 for three years in NYC and spending eight days in Biloxi, MS., reporting on Hurricane Katrina.
He has too many sports events to single out but has covered everything from
six-man High School Football in Texas
to two Super Bowls and numerous College Football Bowl games, including two
National Title games. Drew has also covered two NCAA Women's National
Championship teams in Austin, Texas
and South Bend, Indiana. His passion is golf and he
ranks the dozens of pro golf events as memorable experiences, including the
Masters, twice. His golf highlight is caddying for Ben Crenshaw during a
charity event in Austin, Texas and playing 300 holes (yes 300 holes) of golf in one day on three different golf courses.
Some of Drew's Honors and Recognitions:
2012/2011/2010 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nomination; Best Newscast
2011 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy; Environment/Science-Program/Special
2011 Bronze Telly; Copy writing
2010 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nomination; Health News Story
2010 Two Bronze Tellys; News Feature and Health and Fitness
2008 Silver Telly; News Feature and (2) Bronze Tellys; News Features
2007 NATAS Ohio Valley Emmy Nomination; Continuing Coverage
2006 NATAS Ohio Valley Emmy Nomination; Historical/Cultural-News
2004 1st Place - Best Spot News, NYC Market (AP)
Five-time winner, Best Sportscast in Texas (AP & UPI)
In 2011 Drew was elected to serve a two year term on the Board of Governor's with NATAS Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Drew is a former Board member with the Evansville Association for the Blind and still serves on the Advisory Board for the CJ's Bus Foundation.
Another interesting fact about Drew: He was the only student in his High School who received a perfect attendance award for all four years. He never missed a day of high school classes.