Before finding her way to public radio, Briana traveled throughout South America, Europe, and the Middle East in the pursuit of adventure. When she returned to Charlotte, she found that there was much exploration to do in her own hometown. She was the reporter on the area's arts and culture scene as part of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance (CAJA), a consortium of local media dedicated to covering the arts.
Briana graduated from South Mecklenburg High School, and later UNC-Chapel Hill, with a degree in International Relations.
In her free time, Briana likes to practice her Spanish, and her dance moves, at the local salsa clubs.
At the Western Youth Institution in Morganton, N.C., a grandmotherly music instructor earns the respect of inmates with music and butterscotch candies.