Brien McElhatten Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Wife, Children, Education, Job, WPTA, Net worth

Brien McElhatten Biography

Brien McElhatten is an Award-winning American journalist. He is currently the evening news anchor for WPTA in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has been with WPTA since 2015. McElhatten is also an accomplished photographer and filmmaker, creating cinematic visuals for commercials, music videos, and documentary projects. Prior to joining WPTA in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he worked as a consumer and business correspondent on the syndicated magazine program “The List.”

Brien McElhatten Age | Birthday

Born on November 1, 1985, McElhatten is 37 years old (age as of 2022). He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of November each year.

Brien McElhatten Parents

 McElhatten was born in Ohio to his parents; mother and father. However, the ABC21 WPTA News anchor has not publicly revealed the identity of his parents. are Michael and Mary McElhatten. His father is a retired police officer and his mother is a retired teacher. He has two siblings, a brother and a sister.

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Brien McElhatten Height

McElhatten stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately).

Brien McElhatten Wife

Brien McElhatten of WPTA is married to his wife Krista Miller, who is a ABC21 anchor. The couple tied the knot on September 28, 2019 in Decatur, Indiana. 

Brien McElhatten Children

McElhatten, together with his wife Krista Miller, has a daughter named Millie Jacquelyn McElhatten who was  born September 15, 2021.

Brien McElhatten Education

McElhatten attended Ohio University where he studied Telecommunications. He also attained a Bachelors degree in Telecommunications/News from Ball State University.

Brien McElhatten Job

McElhatten is a journalist who is currently working as an anchor and reporter for ABC21 WPTA. He is WPTA’s evening anchor. McElhatten started his career at WPTA as a reporter in 2008 through to 2010. Later, in 2010, he joined ABC15 in Arizona as a multimedia journalist and reporter.

Additionally, McElhatten worked as a correspondent at The E.W. Scripps Company for three years from 2012 to 2015. In October 2015, he joined WPTA again to work as an evening anchor and enterprise reporter.

Brien McElhatten WPTA

McElhatten joined WPTA  In Fort Wayne, Indiana in October 2015 where he has been working as an evening anchor and enterprise reporter. He is also the host and producer of interview series “Political Radar.” While working for WPTA, McElhatten has interviwed high profile guests including politicians, celebrities, and athletes.  He anchored coverage of Obama and Trump inaugurations and reported from 2016 Republican National Convention.

Moreover, McElhatten launched climate change and environmental reporting beat. He reported special projects from Australia, Nicaragua and Papua New Guinea and launched WPTA’s audio journalism unit.

Brien McElhatten Net worth

McElhatten has an estimated net worth of has $1 million- $5 million. He is a journalist and currently the evening anchor at ABC21 WPTA. McElhatten is also an Enterprise reporter at WPTA.


Brien is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @brienmcelhatten with over 700  followers as of 2022.