Briana Conner
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
Players, family, and friends remember former Texans coach killed in California
Greg Knapp died after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle in California in a "horrific" crash over the weekend.
This Houston food cart got slammed with some major setbacks, but then Houston stepped up
The owner of Umbrella Fellas has had to deal with a bizarre crash and a robbery all on top of a pandemic, but then Houston stepped in.
Houston mom's plea to find teen son's killer: 'Come out and speak'
Instead of saving up for her son's 18th birthday, this mom paid for his burial. Now, she's hoping to get her son's killer off the streets.
Houston Raceway Park's closing after 2022 NHRA sparks concerns over street racing
For some, it's a place full of memories coming to an end. For others, it's raising concerns about the increase in street racing.
Argument between 2 convenience store customers ends in deadly shooting
While it's not known why the customers began arguing, the store owner said it was something senseless.
East Downtown man keeping watchful eye after being followed by group on scooters
Neighbor's say this group is riding around late at night looking for trouble. Which has sparked concerns about car and home break-ins.
Mom found dead after not picking up her child from family's house, HCSO says
While her cause of death is unknown, investigators described it as a "horrifying crime scene," and said there was a visible struggle.
Dad holds intruder at gunpoint after catching him looking into daughter's window
He said he was terrified that something would happen to his wife or their 6-month-old daughter. Now, he's more upset with HPD than the intruder.
Katy community members pressure city council for changes at animal shelter
The demand for change follows allegations of animal abuse at the shelter that sparked an investigation in 2020.
Teen shot in head while heading home from Astros game is still alive, HPD says
Houston police offered a correction and an apology hours after stating a teen died, while also offering to release a clearer photo of the suspect vehicle.