The Brain started at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 and has called mornings home since 1999. He has worked with several morning show partners, including Courtlin since 2015. Despite getting up in the middle of the night, Brain loves having fun on the air every weekday morning! Brain and his wife Holly make their home in Marion and have three children, Chase, Carly, and Cayleigh. They also have a dog Rigby, and a huge cat Cora. Brain is a huge sports fan and loves his Hawkeyes, Packers, and Cardinals. If you see Brain out and about in Marion or anywhere in Eastern Iowa, say hello! We hear he's friendly!
Ryan "Brain" Brainard
Iowa Wind Turbine Catches Fire and is Destroyed [VIDEO]
Fire crews had no answers for the burning 22 story tall turbine.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith To Interview Caitlin Clark In Iowa City
ESPN will feature Caitlin Clark in a televised interview next Friday.
Iowa Man Shot and Killed By Police After Terrorizing Neighborhood
The man reportedly killed two dogs and was firing his gun outside.
Iowa Couple Goes From Tornado Loss To HUGE Lottery Win!
The prize money will help the Iowa couple rebuild after a tornado destroyed their home.
After 28 Years New Information In Jodi Huisentruit Case Revealed
Could this lead finally lead to answers in the Jodi Huisentruit case?
Video Shows Iowa Police Department Car Hitting Child [WATCH]
A four-year-old child is recovering after being struck by a police car on patrol.
See the Angry Skies that Appeared Over Iowa During Sunday Storms
Mother Nature put on quite a show on Sunday. High winds, lightning, hail the size of baseballs, and heavy rain. Much of it, we could do without. But in the storm's aftermath came something strange and beautiful. Clouds so puffy and peaceful that everyone just had to rush outside and get a picture!
Hy-Vee Ends Use Of Cashierless Shopping App
The scan and go app at Hy-Vee has officially ended.
Early Morning Accident Kills Four in Northeast Iowa
Snow and ice-covered roads appear to be the cause of the deadly accident.
Arrest Made in Des Moines Shooting That Killed Two Students
An arrest has been made in the shooting that left two teenagers dead and one adult seriously wounded.
Rep. Ashley Hinson Hospitalized in Cedar Rapids
A televised debate has been canceled due to Rep. Hinson being hospitalized.
Mississippi River So Low People Are Walking To Midwest Island
A Midwest island in the Mississippi River can now be reached by foot thanks to historically low river levels.
Iowa Crop-Dusting Pilot Dies After Weekend Crash
A crop-dusting plane crashed over the weekend in Iowa, killing the pilot.
Iowa Indoor Football Team Postpones AR-15 Gun Giveaway
Negative feedback and the loss of sponsors caused the team to pull the promotion.