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
Scott A. Wirtz, a Defense Intelligence Agency civilian.
U.S. Defense Intelligence AgencyU.S.

3 Out Of 4 Americans Killed In Syria Bombing Have Been Identified

A Sears shopping cart is seen outside its store.
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Sears Chairman Wins Bid To Keep The Company Afloat

U.S. President Donald Trump.
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President Trump Scraps US Delegation's Trip To Davos

Michael Cohen
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Cohen Says He Paid Tech Firm Owner To Rig Online Polls For Trump

A sign on the door of the USDA office announces the Farm Service Agency is closed.
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USDA Calls Employees Back To Work To Help Farmers Amid Shutdown

A U.S. Army soldier salutes during the national anthem.
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2 US Soldiers, 2 US Civilians Killed In Syria Explosion

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump shake hands.
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Pelosi Asks Trump To Delay SOTU Address Until After Shutdown Is Over

People rally against the partial federal government shutdown outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Judge Won't Force The Government To Pay Workers During Shutdown

Laurent Gbagbo.
International Criminal CourtWorld

Former Ivory Coast President Acquitted By International Criminal Court

$20 bills sit in a wallet.
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House Democrats To Introduce Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

William Barr
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Trump's AG Nominee Says Mueller Should Complete Russia Probe

Wreckage from Lion Air flight JT 610 lies at the Tanjung Priok port.
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Divers Recover Cockpit Voice Recorder From Lion Air Plane Crash

Los Angeles teachers march.
United Teachers Los AngelesU.S.

Massive Los Angeles Teachers Strike Is Officially On

Workers protest the government shutdown.
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Federal Workers Miss Their First Paycheck As The Shutdown Wears On

Ocean waves.
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The Oceans Are Heating Up Much Faster Than Previously Thought

Kim Jong-un.
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Kim Jong-un Has China's Support For Another Summit With Donald Trump

U.S. consulate building in Melbourne
U.S. Consulate General MelbourneWorld

Man Arrested Over Suspicious Packages Sent To Consulates In Australia

President Donald Trump
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Trump Threatens To Cut FEMA Funding For California Wildfires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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California's New Governor Pledges Millions To Tackle Wildfires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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California's New Governor Pledges Millions To Tackle Wildfires

The gas-powered Valley Generating Station is seen in the San Fernando Valley.
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US Carbon Dioxide Emissions Shot Up In 2018 After Years Of Decline

Debris is seen during a storm surge near the Puerto Chico Harbor during the passing of Hurricane Irma.
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Democrats Renew Call For Probe Into Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media.
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Donald Trump Is 'In No Hurry' To Name Permanent Cabinet Members

The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk.
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Pay Increases For Top Officials Frozen Until After Government Shutdown

Paul Whelan.
Whelan FamilyWorld

Russia Says It's Too Soon To Discuss Exchange For Detained US Citizen

The Colorado River wraps around Horseshoe Bend.
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3 Dead In National Parks Service Areas Since Government Shutdown

Pat Roberts.
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Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts Announces His Retirement

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb.
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Trump Reportedly Considering Jim Webb As Next Defense Secretary

A CalFire firefighter uses a hand tool as he monitors a firing operation while battling the Tubbs Fire.
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Pacific Gas And Electric Says It Isn't To Blame For The Tubbs Fire

The U.S. Capitol dome stands under a cloudy sky.
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House Democrats Unveil New Rules Package For Upcoming Congress