Brianna is a storyteller, videographer and humanitarian. She specialises in humanitarian storytelling and emergency communications and has worked as a broadcast journalist.
During the pandemic, she worked as Channel News Asia’s Melbourne Correspondent, covering features, live/breaking news and longform stories for the network. She previously worked in broadcast news for the Seven and WIN Networks. Brianna also covered radio feature stories in Peru at the age of 22 for SBS and worked as a TV news reporter in Far North Queensland, covering daily news, including politics, court, crime and Indigenous issues.
She currently works as Roving Reporter and Emergency Communications Specialist for international humanitarian agency, World Vision. In this role, she has worked under intense pressure in conflict and disaster zones to collect and file stories and give live interviews about humanitarian crises. Her humanitarian work has taken her to ground zero some of the most tragic and challenging crises of our time, including:
– Ukraine in the first weeks of the Ukraine-Russia conflict (2022)
-The Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Ebola outbreak and conflict (2019 & 2018)
-Southern Somalia during the hunger crisis (2022)
-Sea level rise in the Pacific (2020)
-The Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami in (2018)
-Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh (2018)
She’s passionate about capturing stories of how ordinary people are impacted by humanitarian crises, such as conflict, natural disasters and climate change. She’s particularly interested in humanitarian and global issues, war and conflict, women’s issues, Indigenous communities and solutions to environmental degradation and climate change.
Brianna also enjoys training humanitarian and communications staff in storytelling, mobile content creation, video and photography skills, on-camera presentation and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies.
Bachelor of Journalism (minoring in International Studies) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Graduated in 2013. Subjects include Investigative Reporting, Environmental Reporting, Political Reporting, Australian Politics, International Relations, Justice, Memory & Reconciliation in Post-conflict Societies.
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (2017)
Documentary filmmaking – RMIT (2015)
International Law and Humanitarian Action in Conflict – Australian Red Cross (2019)