Briana Aldridge

WTAP Daybreak Anchor

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5:30 A.M. to 7:00 A.M. each Weekday

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Briana Aldridge joined WTAP News Team in April 2017 as a weekday reporter. She became Daybreak anchor in January 2018.

Briana Aldridge joined WTAP News Team in April 2017 as a weekday reporter. She became Daybreak anchor in January 2018.

Originally from Tracy, CA Briana graduated from Clark Atlanta University in May 2016 with a BA in Mass Media concentrating in Television.

Briana started at Modesto Junior College where she played volleyball and softball. She then transferred to Clark Atlanta where she continued playing, and became highly interested in the Mass Media Department on Campus. She gained a passion for news as the intern for WSBTV in Atlanta.

When she’s not at work she enjoys attending sport events or live thearte.

She’s excited to start her journey in Parkersburg and learn all she can about the Mid-Ohio Valley.


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