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
President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure
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President's Arts And Humanities Committee Disbands Over Trump Comments

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal
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Missouri State Senator: 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!'

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton speaking
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Phoenix's Mayor Wants President Trump To Delay A Rally In The City

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaking
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South Korea's President Promises Citizens 'There Won't Be Another War'

US President Donald Trump walks out of the White House.
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Trump Shuts Down 2 Advisory Councils Amid Charlottesville Criticism

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
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5 US Service Members Missing Near Hawaii After Helicopter Goes Down

President Donald Trump speaking
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White House: Trump Was Right To Blame 'Both Sides' For Charlottesville

Hundreds of people are either dead or missing after a massive mudslide devastated Sierra Leone's capital.

Death Toll Rises, Hundreds Killed In Devastating Sierra Leone Mudslide

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani during a meeting.
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Iran Claims It Could Restart Its Nuclear Program 'Within Hours'

A Union Jack flag flutters in front of the Elizabeth Tower
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Here's Why London's Big Ben Will Be Quieter Than Usual Until 2021

The White Helmets said its seven volunteers were shot and killed early Saturday at the group's office in the city of Sarmin.
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US Condemns Brutal Killings Of White Helmet Volunteers In Syria

At least 18 people are dead and several others injured after gunmen opened fire on a restaurant in Burkina Faso.

At Least 18 Dead After Gunmen Attack Restaurant In Burkina Faso

Dozens of people are dead after two trains collided in Egypt.

Dozens Killed In Deadly Train Crash In Egypt

North Korean military cadets perform.
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China May Not Help North Korea If It Decides To Attack The US First

President Donald Trump
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Trump Thanks Putin For Expelling US Diplomats From Russia

Canadian soldiers build a tent village to temporarily house asylum seekers at the border.

Canada Struggles To Help Influx Of Haitian Asylum-Seekers From The US

Eric Bolling on Fox News
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Fox News' Eric Bolling Seeking $50M In Damages Over Lewd Text Story

The north coast of Guam
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Why This Tiny US Island Is North Korea's Newest Target

At least 19 people are dead after a powerful earthquake in China.

At Least 19 Dead After Powerful Earthquake Rocks Southwest China

South African President Jacob Zuma
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South Africa's President Survives Another No-Confidence Vote

A soldier in Marawi, Philippines, carries a captured ISIS flag while clearing a city street of militants.
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The US Could Be Considering Airstrikes Against ISIS In The Philippines

Clinton, Missouri, police officer Gary Michael.

Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed During Traffic Stop

People by Ohio State Fair ride Fireball after malfunction

Deadly Ohio State Fair Ride Accident Caused By 'Excessive Corrosion'

North Korean military cadets perform.
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North Korea Threatens US Over Tough New UN Sanctions

Heat waves rise near a heat danger warning sign at Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley Just Sweat Through The Hottest Month In US History

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference.
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Senate Blocks Trump From Making Any Appointments During August Break

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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DOJ Says Sanctuary Cities Can't Participate In New Anti-Crime Program

"Dead zone" in Gulf of Mexico
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The Gulf Of Mexico's 'Dead Zone' Is The Biggest On Record

Gas explosion aftermath at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis
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At Least 2 Dead After Natural Gas Explosion Rocks Minneapolis School

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump Says A New Sanctions Bill He Signed Is 'Seriously Flawed'