Briana Bermensolo joined the WTOP team in 2019 as an NBC Storm Team 4 Freelance Meteorologist. She has tracked the weather in the nation’s capital since July. She loves living and working in such a wonderful part of the U.S.
Before coming to Washington, D.C., Briana worked as a full-time morning meteorologist for KREM 2-TV in Spokane, Wash. During her five years in Spokane, Briana covered severe weather in the form of summer thunderstorms and winter blizzards. She covered an Inland Northwest fatal wind storm in 2015, one of the region’s most destructive storms in decades. It knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of residents for more than a week, during a brutally frigid cold spell. Briana also lived and worked in Washington during some of the worst wildfires in state history. She was always amazed at the community’s ability to come together quickly in times of natural disasters. Along with tying to be a voice for the people of Spokane as a journalist, Briana strived to be a strong voice for Spokanimal. She loved her time spent partnering with the city’s animal shelter.
Briana was a weather anchor/reporter for KION in Salinas, Calif. from 2011 to 2013, where she covered the environmental and agricultural beats. She also spent two in Casper, Wyo., from 2009 to 2011, as a weather anchor for KTWO-TV.
Briana attended the Broadcast and Operational Meteorology Certificate Program online through Mississippi State University. Briana holds a BFA in Television and Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. She spent her childhood in Seattle, Wash., and Boise, Idaho.
When she’s not tracking the next big storm, Briana enjoys spending time in both the city and the outdoors. She is a wife and mom to a very active toddler. She loves her two dogs and loves horses. Some of her hobbies include spending time with family, hiking, playing the piano, and trying new foods.