Briana Conner
Briana Conner is an award winning journalist who joined ABC13 as a reporter and anchor in June 2021.

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Briana Conner is an award-winning journalist who joined ABC13 as a reporter and anchor in June 2021.



The Houston, Texas native is a graduate of Hightower High School. She started her career in Victoria, Texas, and most recently covered the Triad community in North Carolina. During her time there, Briana covered local and national events like NCAA March Madness, the Panthers Super Bowl run in 2016, Hurricane Florence, the 2016 and 2020 elections, the massacre at Mother Emmanuel AME Church, and the subsequent removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State House.

Behind the scenes, Briana continues a close relationship with her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. She was a member of the UT Pom Squad during her time there and continues dancing now in her spare time.

She also dedicates much of her time to community and board service. Previously, Briana served as the Vice Chair of the Winston-Salem Urban League, and she was an advisory board member for the chamber of commerce. Briana also volunteers with the Girl Scouts, The American Heart Association, the local food bank, and loves working with cultural arts centers. She was named as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 and one of the top 40 influential African Americans in the Triad.

Briana is thrilled to return home to tell Houston's stories. Send a tip to: Briana.X.Conner@abc.com

Briana's Stories
How wildfire smoke, air pollutants can impact health in SE Texas
The U.S. wildfire season is getting longer and fires are getting more intense, exposing us to record-breaking amounts of smoke. ABC13's Briana Conner spoke with an expert about how it could impact our health.
Alzheimer's care for communities of color requires distinct approach, medical experts say
According to the Alzheimer's Association, people of color are less likely to receive a timely diagnosis, culturally fluent counsel, and effective therapy.
Polling shows Americans split ahead of 1st 2024 presidential debate: 'It's basically a coin flip'
Looking ahead to Thursday's presidential debate, we have the results of a new poll showing how Americans feel about the matchup between Biden and Trump.
Heat and your mental health: How high temperatures affect our mood and behavior
Experts say the heat works to affect our mood and behavior during the summer months. Here are some tips you can follow.
Abortion remains contentious, confusing 2 years after The Dobbs Decision
Since the end of Roe v. Wade, lawmakers, judges, and voters have been at battle over abortions, leaving pregnant women and their providers caught in the middle.
"SAVE on Student Debt" clinic arriving in Houston to help borrowers enroll in plan starting in July
Under the Biden Administration's SAVE plan, millions of borrowers will see a decrease in their student loan repayment plans starting in July. Here's how.
Historic Kendleton celebrates $10 million investment in Black history monument
The monument will be part of the biggest African American memorial in this region of the country, which will also recognize the Sugar Land 95 and feature a Juneteenth plaza for outdoor celebrations.
Crossover Bible Fellowship Church hosts job fair including help with resumes and interviewing skills
Thursday's job fair will include trainers who will help applicants prepare their resumes and interviewing skills before applying to any of the 80 employers.
Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's drug donanemab advances as America's population ages
An advisory committee endorsing the drug says it's safe and effective. If approved by the FDA, donanemab would be the second drug on the market to slow the progression of the disease.
Despite differences, Texas Democrats emerge from convention with unity message
After wrapping up this year's political convention, Democratic leaders are preaching a message of party unity.