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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
Michael Flynn, former U.S. national security adviser
Getty ImagesPolitics

Michael Flynn Pleads The Fifth Over Russia Investigation

The Leibstadt nuclear power plant in Switzerland.
Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety InspectorateWorld

Another European Country Is Ditching Nuclear Power

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Jury Selection In Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trial Won't Be Easy

An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / James GathanySci/Health

Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze Might Still Affect Hundreds Of CDC Jobs

Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Untitled."
Twitter / @YouSuck2020U.S.

This Painting Is Now The Most Expensive Work By An American Artist

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange squinting
Getty ImagesWorld

Sweden Is No Longer Investigating Julian Assange For Rape

Emmanuel Macron speaks after winning the lead percentage of votes in the first round of the French Presidential Elections.
Getty ImagesWorld

French President Macron Is Keeping His Gender-Equality Promise

At least one person is dead and more than a dozen others injured after a car plowed into pedestrians in Times Square.
New York City Fire DepartmentU.S.

At Least 1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Pedestrians In Times Square

FBI Director Robert Mueller III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Meet Robert Mueller, The Special Counsel Appointed In The Russia Probe

Authorities have banned the sale of dog meat at China's annual dog meat festival in Yulin.
The Humane Society of the United StatesWorld

China's Dog Meat Festival May Not Live Up To Its Reputation This Year

Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera has been released from custody.
Congressman Luis V. GutierrezWorld

A Famous Puerto Rican Nationalist Is A Free Man After A Long Battle

Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence.
U.S. ArmyU.S.

Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison Decades Early

Nine people were injured during an altercation outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Twitter / @dcfireemsU.S.

9 Injured After Protest Outside Turkish Embassy In DC Turns Violent

A person uses a laptop computer.
Getty ImagesTech

North Korea Could Be Linked To The WannaCry Cyberattack

Henderson Island is getting buried under million of pieces of plastic trash.
University of Tasmania / Dr. Jennifer LaversSci/Health

This Tiny Remote Island Is Getting Buried Under Plastic Trash

Fingers typing on a laptop keyboard
VideoblocksU.S.

The EU Wants To Weigh In On The US' Possible In-Flight Laptop Ban

A Lyft driver is waiting for a ride in the city.
Getty ImagesTech

Lyft And Waymo Are Teaming Up To Test Self-Driving Cars

Missile launching
Korean Central TelevisionWorld

North Korea Claims Its New Missile Can Carry A Large Nuclear Warhead

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at an event.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump's Tax Returns Show No Russian Income, 'With A Few Exceptions'

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Threatens To Cancel Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Getty ImagesU.S.

Attorney General Sessions Undoes Obama-Era Drug Policy

A patient displays 14 different AIDS medications she takes.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Many HIV Patients Are Living Longer, Thanks To Improved Treatments

The Dakota Access pipeline being installed between farms
Tony Webster / CC by SA 2.0U.S.

The Dakota Access Pipeline Already Sprung A Leak

Family members cry in front of a car in which two men lay dead in Juarez, Mexico.
Getty ImagesWorld

Mexico Is Now The World's Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria

Shaquille O'Neal attends the 2nd Annual 'California Gold Star Awards' dinner gala and auction.
Getty ImagesSports

Shaq For Sheriff? Shaquille O'Neal Wants To Run In 2020

Forrest Follet from Mississippi State University removes the soil from the lid of a grave uncovered during construction.
The University of Mississippi Medical CenterU.S.

7,000 Bodies Could Be Buried Under A University's Medical Campus

A massive wildfire continues to burn at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.
The Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management DivisionU.S.

A Massive Wildfire On The Florida-Georgia Border Continues To Spread

ISIS militants
ISISWorld

US Military Confirms The Leader Of ISIS In Afghanistan Is Dead

The Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 lands at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility.
Secretary of the Air Force Public AffairsSci/Health

The Air Force's Top-Secret Space Plane Has Returned To Earth

Militants with al-Shabab
Al-ShababU.S.

US Military Member Killed In Somalia For The First Time In Decades