Briana Conner was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but relocated to Texas early in her life. She was raised in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb outside of Houston.
She graduated from L. V. Hightower High School, and then pursued higher education at The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Journalism and a focus in broadcast journalism. She also received honors from the school of communications.
While at UT, Briana competed in and won the Miss Black and Gold scholarship pageant. She also was a member of the University of Texas Pom Squad. She spent three years cheering and dancing at men's and women's basketball games and football games.
After graduating, she accepted her first broadcasting job in Victoria, Texas. She worked as a sports anchor and weekend anchor for 10 months at KAVU and was the first black, female sports anchor hired at the station. She then transitioned into news reporting and anchoring at for KAVU and KVCT.
Briana also was a radio morning show host on 95 KVIC’s Breakfast Buzz.
She finds women such as Oprah, Michelle Obama, and Barbara Walters as inspiring, and enjoys exercising, dancing, reading and trying new foods in her spare time.