About

Brianna is an Australian journalist, with experience working in television, radio, print and online. Her work has been published by Channel Seven, WIN Network, SBS, News Limited, Fairfax, The Walkley Magazine and various non-profit organisations.

Highlights of her career include covering stories in Peru as a freelance journalist at the age of 22 and covering global issues for SBS News and Current Affairs.

Brianna is passionate about international development and human rights. She also enjoys covering daily news, including crime and politics, in regional Australia. She currently works as a reporter for Seven News in Cairns, Queensland.

“She is absolutely terrific, I reckon, and I really wish I was mature as her at that age. As you could imagine I’ve seen a lot of talented up and comers over the past two decades at the highest level of newspaper journalism in this country. Brianna is very balanced, worldly … I think she has the potential to achieve whatever she sets for herself as a journalist.” – Alan Howe, associate editor Herald & Weekly Times, 2013

“Brianna will make a great contribution to the industry… Brianna is immensely talented and has chosen exactly the right profession – I think she’s going to be really good. She has the right idea about journalism and is in it for the right reasons.” – Thom Cookes, ABC video journalist, 2013

“I was really impressed with her live to air presentation. She looked and sounded friendly, informative and engaging.” – Peter Hitchener, Channel Nine Melbourne News Presenter, 2013

Work History:

August 2016 – present: News Reporter, Seven News (Cairns)

January 2016 – August 2016: News Reporter, WIN News (Cairns)

September 2013 – present: Writer, October Grey Media

March 2015 – January 2016: Reporter, WIN News (Albury)

April 2014 – March 2015: Journalist, SBS Radio

August 2010 – March 2015:  Reporter, Warrandyte Diary

November 2014 – March 2015: Media Officer, Cycling Victoria

October 2013 – July 2014: Newsreader/Producer/Reporter, SYN Radio

November 2013 – December 2013: Video Editor, One Girl

January 2013 – October 2013: SEO Content Writer, Charles Elena Design

September 2013: Video Editor, Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia

February – March 2013: Intern, The Warrnambool Standard

March 2012 – November 2012: Sub-editor/Reporter, Our World Today

September 2011 – June 2012 : Peer Mentor, Monash University

March 2012 – May 2012: Crew member for live television show, 1700. Jobs included camera operator, audio operator, graphics co-ordinator, switcher, director.

September 2011: Camera Operator for a four-part online video series, SYN Media and Youth Affairs Council of Victoria

September 2007:  Intern, Herald and Weekly Times

Education:

June 2013: Completed Bachelor of Journalism at Monash University. Subjects include Broadcast Journalism, Investigative Reporting, Environmental Reporting, Political Reporting, Journalism City & Country, Australian Politics, International Relations, Justice, Memory & Reconciliation in Post-conflict Societies

June 2013: Completed Diploma in Languages (Italian) at Monash University. Culture subjects include Italian Politics, Italy & The Mafia, Italian Literature

November 2011: Completed Beginners Four French at Alliance Francaise, Melbourne

November 2009: Completed VCE at East Doncaster Secondary College. Subjects include English, Literature, Legal Studies, History – Revolutions, Italian and Psychology

Awards:

2014: Warrandyte Youth Arts Award finalist, mentored by Thom Cookes, Alan Howe and Peter Hitchener

2012: Recipient of the Colin McCormick Prize in Italian studies, awarded by the Dante Alighieri Society, Melbourne

Brianna Piazza – Resume