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
2-year-old girl being dropped off at babysitter's dies after vehicle hits her, deputies say
Deputies said the driver is being consoled by the sheriff's office chaplain in the wake of the toddler's death.
Neighbor recounts dramatic arrest of man suspected of house cleaner's murder in La Marque
An arrest has been made, but questions remain about how the suspect and victim knew each other and the evidence found in the dumpster.
Federal resolution leads to renewed hope for mother of Houston man wrongfully imprisoned in China
Mark Swidan was arrested in China in 2012. The U.S. government considers him to be wrongfully detained. Now, Texas lawmakers are pushing the Biden Administration to bring him home.
Houston city council facing costly decision on bike lanes in Third Ward
The project takes a four-lane road down to two, with the addition of bike lanes on both sides. But it's something residents said they weren't asked about.
Advocates raise safety concerns after 3 deadly crashes involving bicycles, scooters in January 2023
Even though 2023 just started, it's already shaping up to be a deadly year on the road for Houston riders. We're on pace to set a new record after three deadly crashes in January alone.
Tyre Nichols' death shows reform is slow, but there has been progress, TSU professor says
"I think we're moving forward," TSU professor Dr. Howard Henderson said. "Unfortunately, there are people who have to die to see this."
Clinic in Spring indicates physical therapist accused of sexual assault is no longer employed
The 29-year-old who worked out of a clinic in Spring had been licensed for only a handful of months before he was first reported on back in December.
CenterPoint Energy expects most of remaining outages to be restored by end of Thursday
Only about 10,000 customers remained without power by late Wednesday night after over 217,000 had their power restored in the wake of the tornado.
Storm prompts power outages, road, and school closures in Deer Park
If there was a tell-tale sign of how serious things got a Deer Park school, bicycles were left behind in their racks. Parents went to get their kids amid the emergency.
Man shot to death at Houston Gardens-area gas station where beloved clerk killed in 2022
Just 10 months ago, a beloved store clerk was found dead in a backroom of the store. Fast forward to Friday evening, and a man has faced a similar fate.