As a California native, Briona Haney lived in Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo and Monterey Bay before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2015.
While in Nevada, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2018 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
During her time at the university, Briona spent 8 months as an intern at KLAS 8 News Now. She learned from esteemed journalists, such as award winning investigative reporters George Knapp and Vanessa Murphy.
At UNLV, she served as a live reporter for the university at the final presidential debate before the 2016 election. She also reported on the One October shooting for the university, just hours after it took place.
Following graduation, Briona was drawn to California’s Northstate because of its rich wildlife, stunning landscapes, and unbeatable weather.
She hopes to get back into hiking and looks forward to becoming part of the areas tight knit community.