Brionna Rivers

Brionna Rivers

KLTV 7 Reporter

Brionna Rivers is a multi-media journalist for KLTV 7. Brionna was born in Freeport, New York and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. She prides herself on having truly experienced the best of both worlds. She is happy to call Tyler her new home as she joins the East Texas News Team as a multi-media journalist.

Brionna graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in broadcast journalism. During her time at Hofstra, she was a part of the award-winning news team at Radio Hofstra University, served as president of the Hofstra University Association of Black Journalists, and hosted the university's broadcast of "For Your Island."

Previously, Brionna has held positions as a college associate for Fox News Channel and an intern at Emmis Communications. She also worked with ABC7NY during the first 2016 presidential debate. She participated in a panel discussing the candidates' performance and ran the channel's social media accounts for the day.

In her free time, Brionna loves visiting the theatre, heading to the beach, and spending time with her family and her German Shepherd named Texas.

Telling stories is Brionna's passion because she believes one of the best ways to help the community is by keeping residents informed on what’s happening and why. She is excited to share the stories affecting those in the East Texas area.

Recent Articles by Brionna

  7 Investigates: Nursing home fined for deficiencies creating ‘immediate jeopardy’ for residents

  Alba man carves out new purpose in life after ATV accident left him blind

Henderson County mother sentenced to life in prison in shooting deaths of her two daughters

  Construction continues on two Tyler high schools as 2019-20 school year approaches

  Commissioners approve contract related to future projects in Smith County

  Residents in Kaufman County still rebuilding, recovering one month after EF-2 tornado

City council approves Frontier Airline lease at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

  Tyler brewery weighs-in on law allowing legal sale of beer to-go: ’It’s a win for the people of Texas’

  Brookshire’s, Gatorade team up to help keep first responders hydrated during summer heat

  Sabine ISD launches its first-ever summer food program for youth in the community

  Camp V, ‘one-stop shop’ for veterans and military personnel, under development in Tyler

Tyler city council approves zone change to allow new shopping center project to move forward

  Hollywood icon Doris Day’s legacy lives on at East Texas equine center

  Man expected to be OK after being struck by lightning near Brownsboro

City councilman announces intentions to run for mayor of Tyler in 2020

City council approves renovations planned for ‘hidden park’ in Tyler

  Mechanic in Tyler warns of car owners selling damaged used vehicles to unsuspecting buyers

  State of industry, advancements take center stage at East Texas Energy Symposium

  Palestine city official discusses steps toward rescinding boil water notice, preventing future incidents

Tax break approved for company looking to expand in Tyler, Smith County

  WEBXTRA: Riley Thomspon hopes to be next American Idol

  WEBXTRA: RID app helps East Texans report illegal dumping

  City council sets dates for Tyler First Comprehensive Plan open house meetings

  Tyler becomes only second Texas city recognized as Dementia Friendly Community

  WEBXTRA: City of Tyler to be recognized as Dementia Friendly Community

Park improvements, sewer ordinance approved during Tyler City Council meeting

Jacksonville police: 1 in custody following standoff

  Federal judge approves lawsuit settlement following 2016 fatal floods in Palestine

  WEBXTRA: Free parking at Fair Plaza garage

  WEBXTRA: Smith County approves road treatment to control vegetation