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.
After two Hillsborough County bus drivers were stabbed by passengers last year, lawmakers want to do more to keep them safe statewide.
Cold temperatures and freeze warnings across the Tampa Bay area have caused people to seek shelter and protect their plants and pets.
A Pinellas County animal advocate is spending 30 days inside a kennel to raise awareness about the need for a new shelter facility.
Sea level rise could cause home values in Florida to drop, according to a new report out in January.
A Florida lawmaker wants to make crossing the street safer for pedestrians with a proposal to change flashing yellow light crosswalks into traffic lights.
An 11-year-old girl shared an important message about school inclusivity with the top leaders of the Hillsborough County School Board during Tuesday’s meeting.
At just 8 years old, North Port's Mark Shymanski is losing his sight, but he really wants to be a hockey player, so his teacher submitted him for a special program that helped him reach his goal.
A yellow sticker on the back of your car could save your life after a crash.
Archaeologists confirmed Tuesday the discovery of at least 115 African American graves under property owned by the Tampa restauranteur who runs the Columbia restaurant.
A Hernando County deputy used Narcan to save a child’s life after he attempted suicide on New Year’s Eve.