Brianna has experience covering international, national and regional news, having worked as a news reporter, video journalist and writer. Her work has been published by Al Jazeera, SBS, Newshub, El País, Stuff.co.nz, Seven, WIN, Fairfax, News Limited and the Walkley Magazine.
The highlight of Brianna’s career is working as a Roving Reporter for international humanitarian agency, World Vision. In this role, she has worked under intense pressure in conflict and disaster zones to collect stories, file content and give live interviews about humanitarian crises. This includes being on the ground during the height of eastern DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak. She was also on the scene and filing content in the aftermath of the deadly Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia, 2018 and has published stories about the hunger crisis in Southern Africa and
the world’s most populated refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Brianna also covered feature stories in Peru at the age of 22 and worked as a TV news reporter in Far North Queensland, covering daily news, including politics, court, crime and Indigenous issues.
Brianna is passionate about international development and human rights.
“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
January 2018 – present: Roving Reporter/Emergencies Media Specialist, World Vision
August 2016 – December 2018: 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 (Melbourne)
August 2010 – March 2015: Reporter, Warrandyte Diary (Melbourne)
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
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
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