Emmy Award-winning journalist Brian Conybeare joined the CBS2 News team in November 2015 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. Since then Conybeare has covered a wide variety of stories, including the terrorist bombings in Chelsea and at the Jersey Shore in September 2016, anchoring breaking news coverage of the terror suspect’s arrest in Linden, New Jersey. He also reported live on the fatal fire that killed five young people in Queens in April 2017, and the ongoing commuter nightmare involving problems with subway and train service across the region. Conybeare has also done extensive reporting on the 2016 presidential campaign, consumer scams, and taken viewers on exclusive tours inside Westchester’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant and New York’s new medical marijuana industry.
Conybeare currently serves as CBS2’s Westchester Bureau Chief covering Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam Counties as well as southern Connecticut.
Prior to joining CBS2 News, Conybeare worked as a special advisor on the New NY Bridge Project to replace the Tappan Zee. During his role as spokesman on the $3.9 billion project, he hosted hundreds of meetings with the public, business groups and schools helping people understand, what was at the time, the nation’s largest infrastructure project.
Conybeare also served as main anchor and managing editor at News12 Westchester where his investigative reporting earned him three New York Emmy Awards, five Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards, a national award from the Society of Professional Journalist and other accolades for his reporting on various subjects including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Pope’s 2008 visit to New York City and exclusive investigations into a parking ticket scam involving a national car rental chain and rigged promotional giveaways at the Yonkers Raceway Casino that led to three arrests.
Conybeare earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from New York University.
He currently lives in Eastchester, NY, with his wife Janna, their four children and two dogs.