Adam Bjaranson is no stranger to covering sports in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the KOIN sports team in May 2017, Adam was the Television Studio Host for the Portland Trail Blazers, serving in that role from 2010-2016.
Before that, Adam spent 10 years anchoring sports at both KPTV (FOX) and KGW (NBC) in Portland. Bjaranson has won numerous awards for broadcasting excellence, including an Emmy with Trail Blazers Broadcasting in 2014, being named the Oregon Association of Broadcasters “Television Sports Announcer of the Year” in 2008, as well as the Associated Press Award for “Best Sportscast.”
The Warrenton, Ore., native’s first taste of work in the NBA came as an intern for the Golden State Warriors radio network in 1995-96. Following that, he landed his first television job in Coos Bay, Ore., in 1997, before spending the next four years at KVEW-TV (ABC) in Kennewick, Wash.
Bjaranson graduated from Portland State University in 1995, before heading down to San Francisco State University to hone his broadcast skills. He is involved in numerous charities, including Caddies 4 Cure, the Cole Parker Randall Foundation, Seaside Kids, Inc., Providence Seaside Hospital, and the NW Autism Foundation.
Along with his role here at KOIN, Adam also has a full-time position serving as a Sales Executive with Lawyers Title of Oregon. When there is any free time, Bjaranson prefers to spend it with his family. He resides in Tigard with his wife and three kids.