Before joining the ABC30 Action News Team, Brianna was a weekend anchor and reporter for KERO-TV in Bakersfield. During her two years in Kern County, she covered multiple storms, wildfires, and was sent to the central coast to assist with team coverage. She also followed a case for months of a man who spent over 40 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. She covered the story until his release, and in addition to her exclusive jailhouse interview, she conducted a one-on-one interview with him once he was out of jail. Brianna has spoken with local leaders about valley congressman Kevin McCarthy's road to speakership.
Brianna graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in journalism in 2021. While attending Pepperdine, she had the opportunity to anchor, produce and report for their on-campus news show, NewsWaves32. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and become immersed in the culture.
Brianna is from the heart of Los Angeles near the Forum and So-Fi Stadium. She is the oldest of three and loves to spend time with her family. When she's not telling stories, she loves to watch Disney movies or go out to eat with friends and family.
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