Briona Arradondo

Briona Arradondo

Reporter

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.  

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Florida surgeon general disagrees with FDA on COVID vaccines for kids under 5; state does not pre-order doses

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.