Brian Kusch grew up in Gladwin, Michigan where he took an interest in photography during high school. From there, Brian attended Ferris State University and earned an Associate Degree in Photography and a Bachelor of Science in Television Production.

After college he interned, then worked at Future Media Corporation in Okemos, Michigan for seven years. While there, Brian ended up mostly doing lighting, videography, and editing and also served as sort of the in-house engineer. From there he went to Consumers Energy for seven years as a video producer/director of photography and served as the engineer taking care of the control room, edit and duplication system. During this period, Brian also attended LCC and earned an Associates Degree in Digital Electronics.

In 2000, Brian moved to Michigan State University where he currently works as a Broadcast Engineer taking care of the studios and AV systems for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. During this time he earned an MBA and attained various certifications. The largest and most rewarding project he’s had the opportunity to work on was designing and building a working newsroom in 2015 which includes a mini tv studio / classroom and connects to the Colleges’ main TV studio, and to the campus dark fiber video network. Students produce live newscasts and live play-by-play for the Big Ten Network’s student U production broadcasts.

Brian thanks his loving wife Anne for 33 years of support for putting up with my, at times, crazy schedule, and my kids, both of whom became engineers. My daughter who is a packaging engineer for Pepsi, and my son who is a broadcast engineer for Game Creek Video.

Brian says his path to becoming a broadcast engineer is not the typical one, but he’s enjoyed the journey and look forward to what’s ahead.