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
The Strange Yet True Story of George Kittle’s Butt Tattoo [VIDEO]
And he isn't the only former Hawkeye to have one!
Sorry Kids…No More Early Outs on Fridays in Cedar Rapids
Weely early out days are coming to an end.
How Long Should You Let Your Car Warm Up in Cold Weather?
Not nearly as long as you probably think!
Iowa City Snow Shark Sculpture Takes a Bite Out of Winter
What is a 20 foot shark doing on a lawn in Iowa City?
After 60 Years Kum & Go Stores Will No Longer Be in Iowa
Get ready for a new convenience store in Iowa.
UPDATED: Two People Dead, Including Shooter, in Perry High School Incident
We now also know how many people were shot in this morning's incident.
Another Top NFL Honor For Former Cyclone Brock Purdy
Does this mean Purdy could still win the MVP?
Visit One Of These Classic Pizza Hut Restaurants in Iowa [VIDEO]
Its like stepping back into the 70s and 80s!
Will Caitlin Come Back? Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder Weighs In [WATCH]
Lisa Bluder talks about Caitlin Clark's big decision.
Cedar Rapids Teen Who Went Missing in 1974 Likely Victim of Serial Killer
The nearly 50 year old cold case has finally been solved.