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Pronouns: She/Her

     Rianna is a former basketball player turned multimedia professional. At just 17 years old, she boldly pitched the idea of being a sideline reporter to NorCalSports TV, a premiere live sports network in Northern California. This early initiative marked the beginning of her remarkable career in Sports Media, combining her love for sports and writing. Her dedication to her craft has resulted in a network of impressive connections, and she has had the privilege of covering five Men's and Women's March Madness Final Fours over the years. Rianna excels in diverse roles, with a continually expanding scope that includes reporting, social media content creation, digital strategy, and marketing. 


Rianna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an additional concentration in Sport Administration from Pepperdine University. While she was in school she actively participated in various roles including: Pepperdine Athletics Game-Day reporter and Media Assistant, NewsWaves 32 Sports Anchor and Director of Sports Social Media content for the Pepperdine Graphic. Right after she graduated, she secured an internship for the NFLPA, where she contributed her expertise to their esteemed social media and video team.


Rianna's deep-rooted passion lies in sharing the compelling stories of athletes and the organizations that nourish their success. With a profound understanding of various storytelling mediums, she weaves captivating narratives that resonate with audiences. Her mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, encompassing Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop, has been honed through years of managing social media accounts and creating engaging content. 


Final Four 2019

 At just 18 years old, Rianna earned the opportunity to interview on the red carpet the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four as West Coast Elite's Event host. At this event, she was the only woman in a building of over 500 men. This experience inspired her to push boundaries for women who work in a male-dominated field.

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