Meet the Team

Briana Koeneman

Digital Content Producer

Briana has the energy level of a child on a sugar rush, which comes in handy for her early mornings writing and producing at Newsy. She got her degree in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri, only to discover that multi-source online news videos were her true calling. On her off days, you can find Briana catching up on pretty much every show on Netflix, volunteering at the humane society, or catching up on the latest news, of course.

  Recent Work
A worker watches as molten iron flows into a furnace for purification and alloying to become steel.
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Are Steel Imports A Threat To US National Security?

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks to the crowd.
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Gorsuch's First Big SCOTUS Vote Cleared The Way For Arkansas Execution

Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom.
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Aaron Hernandez's Brain Will Be Donated To CTE Research

A man smokes medicinal marijuana.
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Support For Pot Seems To Be Growing, But Not In Trump's White House

A monitor displays a website in front of a Google ad.
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Why Google Might Be Building An Ad Blocker Into Chrome

President Donald Trump with Buy American executive order
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Here's What Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' Order Means

Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in Iran
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Trump Orders Review Of Nuclear Deal Even Though Iran Is Complying

Las Vegas will soon have vending machines that dispense clean needles for drug users.
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Las Vegas Will Soon Have Vending Machines That Dispense Clean Needles

A garbage dump collapse in Sri Lanka has left at least 30 people dead.
Sri Lanka Red CrossWorld

At Least 10 People Still Missing In Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse

A Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or more commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs.
U.S. Department of DefenseU.S.

US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb On Afghanistan

Officer Jonathan Aledda.
Greater North Miami Chamber of CommerceU.S.

A Florida Officer Is Charged After He Shot An Unarmed Therapist

A stack of scrapped missiles.
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North Korea Might Be Preparing For Another Nuclear Test Soon

Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam.
Governor Andrew CuomoU.S.

The First African-American Female Judge On N.Y.'s Top Court Found Dead

First lady Melania Trump stands as U.S. President Donald Trump meets King Abdullah II of Jordan.
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Melania Trump And The Daily Mail Have Settled Her Libel Lawsuits

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Iran's Former President Has Registered To Run For Office Again

Sacramento police officers take a man into custody.
Sacramento Police DepartmentU.S.

Video Shows Sacramento Officer Violently Beating Alleged Jaywalker

Tennessee state senator and Army secretary nominee Mark Green
Dr. Mark GreenPolitics

Meet President Trump's New Army Secretary Nominee

Police attend the scene of the terrorist attack where a truck crashed after driving down a pedestrian street in Stockholm.
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Suspect In Stockholm Truck Attack Admits To 'Terrorist Crime'

United Airlines jet
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Video Shows United Passenger Dragged Off Flight

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helps wash the Vietnam War Memorial.
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Why The Interior Secretary Helped Clean The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland speaks during during an event.
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KT McFarland Is Stepping Down As Deputy National Security Adviser

Swedish emergency vehicles
PolisenWorld

At Least 3 Are Dead After A Vehicle Crashes Into A Crowd In Stockholm

Donald Trump addresses supporters during a political rally.
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CIA Suspected Russian Meddling In US Election Sooner Than We Thought

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) stands outside of the U.S. Capitol.
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The Senate Has Officially 'Gone Nuclear'

President Donald Trump and Susan Rice.
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Trump: 'I Think' Susan Rice May Have Committed A Crime

Rep. Devin Nunes talks to the media
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House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes Is Stepping Aside From Russia Probe

Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower.
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Steve Bannon Loses His National Security Council Gig

James Knowles, mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, speaks to the media during a press conference.
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Ferguson's Mayor Re-Elected In First Race Since Michael Brown's Death

Holiday cards sit in a bin at the U.S. Post Office.
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USPS Will Now Email Photos Of Your Mail Before It's Delivered

Baltimore Police officers in riot gear look toward protestors.
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The DOJ Wants To Delay A Plan To Reform Baltimore's Police Force