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
Activists protesting Dakota Access Pipeline
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The Dakota Access Pipeline's Developer Is Suing Environmental Groups

Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens as Donald Trump speaks.
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Trump Once Again Hints He Might Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

North Korean military cadets hold a flag during a performance.
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US Just Sanctioned Russian, Chinese Entities For Supporting N. Korea

Johnson & Johnson baby powder on a shelf.
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Johnson & Johnson Defends Baby Powder Safety After Losing Another Suit

A statue of John Reagan at the University of Texas at Austin.
Pompeo CoppiniU.S.

University Of Texas Removes 4 Confederate Statues Overnight

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
Chappelle-Nadal for CongressU.S.

Missouri Lawmaker Apologizes For Trump Assassination Facebook Post

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
U.S. ArmyU.S.

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.
Syria Civil DefenseWorld

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