Briona Arradondo joined the FOX 13 news team in August 2018 as a general assignment reporter.
She earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism and international affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. Briona is a native of Atlanta and graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish. She discovered her love of broadcasting after interning at WSB-TV in Atlanta.
After growing up as an Army brat, Briona developed a passion for travel, culture and great food. When she’s not dreaming up her next road trip, you can find her training for a 5K or half-marathon, attending a performing arts show or exploring Tampa’s restaurant scene.
Before working in Tampa Bay, Briona worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WSMV in Nashville. While in Music City, she earned a regional Emmy award for her reporting on breaking news during severe flooding across Middle Tennessee. Briona also collaborated with international media, contributing live reports for BBC World News from the scene of the deadly Waffle House mass shooting that killed four people in April 2018.
Briona began her broadcast journalism career at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio, where she worked as a weekend anchor and reporter. After spending a couple of years in the snowy Ohio Valley, she traveled south to Chattanooga, Tennessee to work for WTVC as a reporter and fill-in anchor. While there, she earned an Associated Press award for her hard news reporting on gangs.
Deputies think drivers of two different vehicles hit a pedestrian and then took off early Monday morning in Temple Terrace.
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s quest for a third Stanley Cup brought lots of energy to fans and plenty of business for Tampa tourism, despite Sunday's result.
A massive spike in animal overcrowding have Manatee and Hillsborough animal shelters working harder to find places for dogs and cats in the Bay Area.
Tampa renters and homeowners now have a new hotline for the latest housing information that can be used to call for help with rent relief or mortgage relief.
With so many new people moving to the Tampa Bay area, newcomers may not realize how common lightning strikes are, and Tampa Bay is known by many to be the lightning capital of North America.
The White House says Florida doctors will be able to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government.
Tampa renters are another step closer to relief amid a housing crisis. Tampa City Council approved moving forward Thursday with creating a Tenants' Advocacy Office.
Parents are in the home stretch with COVID-19 vaccines for babies and their youngest children after Wednesday’s FDA advisory panel meeting. But once those vaccines are approved, parents in Florida who want their kids to get inoculated may face a longer wait. That's because Florida's surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo says he does not support giving the COVID vaccine to babies and children under the age of 5 – so Florida is the only state that did not pre-order any doses.
It’s still very much a seller’s market in the Bay Area, and now Tampa is the eighth most popular city for investors to scoop up houses.
Pop singer Justin Bieber shared on social media his diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome on Friday. He made the announcement in an Instagram video to let his fans know half of his face was paralyzed due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and it’s the reason he’s canceling upcoming concerts.