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.
For years, Black communities organized and celebrated Juneteenth events in Tampa Bay. Members of the Bay Area Black community told FOX 13 the recognition is a start, but some said there are other ways to make meaningful change.
As the country works toward a vaccination goal for July, millions of people are waiting to take the shot or just don’t want it and a group of USF researchers looked into what’s behind vaccine hesitancy in Florida.
Florida’s waterways are inviting, but they’re also home to wildlife that can be dangerous if you aren’t careful. In the last two weeks, there have been two alligator attacks in the Tampa Bay area.
Ahead of a hearing Thursday on a federal lawsuit about the CDC’s guidelines for cruising, major cruise companies announced sailings as soon as July from South Florida this summer.
A nationwide tour for a new app called The Black Wall Street wrapped up with a stop in Tampa, and its founders said they hope to use the app to help build what was destroyed throughout history.
The four-month study from January 1 to April 30 found that out of 101 million fully vaccinated people, only 10,000 – .01% – contracted COVID-19.
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin and people across the country gathered and reflected on his memory and progress on police reform. For Black Lives Matter Tampa co-founder Donna Davis, it was a day of reflection.
It’s a job seeker’s market right now with plenty of options, so business experts said that trend is forming among some candidates.
People reach for medicine every day without a second thought about how it came to them, but those drugs, vaccines, and medical treatments all go through clinical trials to test them first.
More reform measures came Thursday to the way Tampa handles police oversight after the city’s police chief and the mayor announced changes to the citizen’s review board.