Briana Smith joined the Action News team in May 2023 as a general assignment reporter. Briana comes to Philadelphia via the Pa. Turnpike, having spent the last two years in Pittsburgh. She holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from Hofstra University.

Before moving to the Steel City, Briana was uncovering the truth in New York State. She was a reporter and fill-in anchor for Spectrum News in Syracuse and Binghamton. Briana has covered a multitude of topics ranging from politics to crime to the New York State Fair. Briana loves to focus on stories involving veterans, youth and recovery.

If Briana isn't reporting in the field or behind the desk, you can find her volunteering, exercising, traveling, or spending time with family and friends.
Briana is excited to join the 6abc family and connect with the Philadelphia community.


Briana's Stories
Catholic school teacher accused of sending sexually explicit photos to 14-year-old
A Catholic school teacher in Wilmington, Delaware has been charged for allegedly sending sexually explicit photos to a 14-year-old former student.
Longtime Bucks County soccer coach set to retire as team eyes championships in Orlando
These 14-year-old boys credit much of their success to their Coach Greaves.
Historic black oak tree falls in Chester County during storm; outages, damage spread across Pa.
Across Chester County, residents saw power outages and cleanup is expected to take days to weeks.
2-year-old recovering after fallen tree branch severs his arm in Montgomery County
He was rushed to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where his arm was later amputated. The boy was listed in critical condition.
Woman killed by stray bullet in Kensington shooting; person of interest in custody
Philadelphia police have a person of interest in custody after an innocent victim was killed by a stray bullet inside a house on Friday.
Heavy rain floods parts of South Jersey as Philadelphia residents contend with storms, humidity
To avoid the high waters, one woman was seen using a paddle board to get her and two of her children around flooded streets.
Athlete hits Olympic standard in Philadelphia event to secure spot in Paris games
This is the second time in less than a week the Brigham Young University sophomore had to race the 3,000 meters, including hurdles and a water barrier.
Fans from all over country enjoy 'Rocky' movie night in Philadelphia
Thursday night's beautiful weather made for a perfect setting to celebrate one of Philadelphia's favorites -- Rocky Balboa.
2 gunmen wanted for killing teen; bystander injured after bullet ricochets off wall
Philadelphia police are searching for suspects in connection with a shooting that killed a teenager and injured an innocent bystander.
Heavy rain, strong winds bring down trees across Philadelphia region
First responders rushed to the Chinese Festival in Hockessin after these tents collapsed and tables toppled over during the storm.