Brianna Stone is a senior journalism major at the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in the DFW area then moved to San Marcos for her freshman year of college at Texas State University, where she ran NCAA Division 1 track and field. After deciding to quit running, Brianna transferred to UT-Austin and began to pursue a career in journalism.
Since attending UT, Brianna has been involved in a number of on-campus student media organizations– Good Morning Texas and KVR News with Texas Student Television, the only student-run, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasted college TV station in the nation; The Daily Texan, UT’s award-winning daily college newspaper; and Burnt X, a digital news site.
Brianna has also been heavily involved with UT’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists as a 2015-2016 member, 2016-2017 Secretary and the current 2017-2018 President. NABJ works to promote diversity in the media and increase the diversity of news coverage.
After graduation, Brianna hopes to work for a print/digital media company as a social issues and/or immigration reporter.
When she’s not interviewing people or writing articles on deadline, Brianna enjoys to workout and go on runs, eat queso, binge-watch Netflix and read books.