Breana Ross

Professional Experience

June 2019- Present: Reporter, WINK News.

Previously interned at the National Basketball Association in New York City, 2018; The Smithsonian Channel in Washington DC, 2017; and WETA, the PBS member station in DC, 2016. Served as a reporter, anchor, and the station manager for UMTV at the University of Miami, 2016-2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • Voted by University of Miami faculty and staff as the Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Journalism in 2019
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho Electronic Media Honors Society
  • 2019 IES Abroad Global Citizen of the Year
  • TEDXUMiami 2019 speaker
  • Recipient of the full tuition Hammond Scholarship to attend the University of Miami

News Philosophy

Tell stories that illuminate the truth, educate minds, inform decisions, and amplify the voices of the voiceless.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

In my spare time, I love reading, being outdoors and teaching youth how to express themselves through poetry with the service organization I founded, Written in My Soul.

Education

Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, Summa Cum Laude.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love the beautiful beaches and the sunsets!

Hometown

Clinton, MD

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