Brianna Hamblin is a morning reporter at NewsChannel 5. She joined the team in September 2022. Prior to coming to NewsChannel 5, Hamblin worked as a multimedia journalist for Spectrum News1 in Rochester, New York. She also worked for CBS19 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Brianna Hamblin Age
She has not disclosed details about her age or her date of birth.
Parents | Neil
Brianna was born to her parents. She is yet to share any information about her parents.
Fiance | Engagement | Wedding | Aaron Sanders
Brianna is engaged to her fiance, Aaron Sanders. He proposed to her on June 4, 2022. The love birds are planning to wed on June 22, 2024
Hobbies | Interests
When she is not covering the news, she likes to teach Dance Blast at the YMCA in Bellevue and also:
- Exploring Nashville with her fiancé
- Watching new shows on streaming services
- Cuddling with her dog
- Reading a book
- She also loves to dance
Membership | NABJ
She is a professional member of:
- National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
- Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc.
Passion | Storytelling
Brianna is a so passionate about story telling. She aims to make people she speaks to feel seen and heard. An example of her favorite story was when she emphasized the need for gun violence to end, with a discussion from mothers who had lost their sons.
Brianna Hamblin Education
Brianna is a graduate of the University of Virginia. During her time at the university, she founded the National Association of Black Journalists chapter and received the Bernard Mayes Award ‘’for exemplifying the ideals of the Department of Media Studies.
Best Story | Proudest Story
One of Brianna’s most proud stories was back when she interviewed homeless woman about the hardships she faced and one year later, told Hamblin how her interview helped her get a job and off the streets. This was according to her Spectrum News bio.
Brianna Hamblin Career
Brianna is originally from Stafford, Virginia, prior to coming to NewsChannel 5, she worked as a multimedia journalist for Spectrum News1 in Rochester, Virginia for CBS 19 News. Hamblin started at CBS 19 after interning there as a student, while as a student at the University of Virginia.
Opinion on Racism
‘’Being a Black woman in this industry has its own headaches, but talking down on one group of women to ‘praise’ another group is NEVER okay,’’ she said. ‘’It just shows you have a disgusting fetish based on stereotypes, which is just as racist.’’
Hamblin said these after a video of her staying calm after being harassed by men during moments before going live on camera.