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
Authorities crack down on impaired driving as others reflect on loved ones lost in crashes
Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, but that tends to come with drinking too. Cops are calling this a "no refusal weekend" for suspected drunk drivers. So, what exactly does that mean?
Suspect in custody after hourslong standoff prompted by shooting in southwest Houston: HPD
The scene began in an abandoned home that ended in a shooting and the suspect ran to a second home, where he remained holed up for hours.
HPD investigating the fatal stabbing of a mother on her birthday in W. Houston
The woman was found with multiple wounds on her body, but HPD originally said that she died of "natural causes."
University of Houston researchers announce potential breakthrough vaccine against fentanyl
Fentanyl deaths are rising, especially in Harris County, but researchers say they've found a possible solution to this epidemic.
Family of boy diagnosed with autism who died after hit-and-run struggle with unanswered questions
The Harris County sheriff originally said the 13-year-old would survive the Labor Day crash only to pass away nearly two months later. During that time, no one was arrested.
TCEQ leaves several questions about concrete batch plant permitting in East Aldine unanswered
Residents hope the commission considers their health, homes, and the environment as they decide if they'll change the quality standards industrial plants must meet before being built.
Why energy analysts think there's flaw in PUC's plan to shore up Texas power grid
We're learning about a new proposal designed to protect the power grid, but analysts are skeptical about how effective it will be.
Early voting turnout in SE Texas down from 2018 with young voters falling to 35%, new data shows
New data reveals that turnout among young voters fell by 35%, and the overall Black vote fell to 25% compared to the numbers in 2018.
Questions rise about victims final moments after vehicle found in Houston bayou
After two were found dead inside a vehicle in a bayou. One victim's family is wondering what happened and why the crash wasn't reported earlier.
Rapper Takeoff's murder in downtown Houston putting city's safety issue in spotlight
The medical examiner's office ruled the rapper's cause of death as homicide, with his manner of death listed as penetrating gunshot wounds of his head and torso, into his arm.