Rianna is a former basketball player turned broadcaster. Her passion for sports journalism began at the age of 17, when she proposed the idea of sideline reporting to NorCal Sports TV, a premiere live sports network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion for sports and writing led her to jumpstart a career in Broadcast Journalism and build a platform she is now expanding.
Rianna is a recent graduate from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She has a B.A. in Journalism with an outside concentration in Sport Administration. As a post-grad, Rianna still maintains her role as the Athletics reporter for Pepperdine. While she was in school she was the Sports Anchor for the student-run news show, NewsWaves 32.
Rianna is extremely passionate about telling the stories of athletes and the organizations they thrive from. She is well-versed in storytelling through different forms of media such as television, articles, podcasts, and more. In addition, she has extensive experience in managing social media accounts and creating graphics.
WHERE HER JOURNEY BEGAN...
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.