Briana Collier

Briana Collier


Briana Collier joined the WTOC news team in February of 2019 as the team's Weekend anchor/reporter. She brings her talents all the way from the windy city of Chicago to sunny Savannah, Georgia.

Prior to joining WTOC, Briana was a multimedia journalist and fill in anchor at WHBF, the CBS/FOX duopoly in the Quad Cities, covering news on both sides of the Mississippi River in Illinois and parts of Iowa.

Briana played a crucial role during her time at WHBF from producing almost every newscast from the two our CBS/FOX morning show to producing and anchoring three newscasts on weekends, as well as reporting on several big stories including the first female governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, the opioid epidemic, as well curbing juvenile crime in the Quad Cities. During her time in the Quad Cities Briana had the luxury of volunteering for several local organizations including the Boys and Girls club, Junior Achievement, as well as becoming the assistant girls basketball coach for an area high school team.

Prior to diving into her career Briana was a first generation college graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (Go Salukis), earning her bachelors degree in Radio-TV and digital media with a minor in speech communications. Briana began her career in radio at iHeartmedia in Chicago as a promotions assistant for hit radio stations including WGCI, V103, BIG955 and Inspiration 1390. She had the pleasure of working alongside world renowned and talented radio personalities including the legendary Herb Kent and Doug Banks.

You can catch Briana reporting three days a week and anchoring the weekend newscasts on WTOC on Saturdays at 6pm, 7pm and 11pm and Sunday’s at 6:30pm and 11pm.

Briana is excited to trade in her boots and coats for short sleeves and get to know the people of the Coastal Empire and South Carolina Low Country areas. Briana is a BIG foodie and loves suggestions on great places to eat, especially seafood! When Briana is not out in the field or behind the desk you can catch her hooping in local pick up basketball games, trying new wines or shopping! She is also a big wine, jewelry, shoe and purse connoisseur. Any suggestions on anything she would greatly appreciate!

If you have any story ideas, questions, see her dimples out and about, or have restaurant or wine suggestions don’t hesitate to stop her and say hello! You can also follow her on all social media outlets. Facebook: @brianacolliertv Twitter: @bri__tv and Instagram: @bri_tv , or shoot her an email at

Recent Articles by Briana

  City of Savannah holds grand opening for new resource center

  Tybee Island reports increased parking numbers following Fourth of July weekend

  Lowcountry church to welcome blind man, service dog after not letting dog in

  A-Town Get Down remembers former SCAD student

  More alligator sightings happening in Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

  Businesses express concern after Zubley St. shooting

  Donations pour in for victims of Pembroke apartment fire

  Coastal Empire, Lowcountry residents take to the beaches to cool off

  City of Beaufort honors veterans on Memorial Day with parade, ceremony

  Wildfire chances climb as temperatures rise

  Paramedics, experts urge safety as snakes emerge to enjoy South Ga. heat

  Savannah community honors fallen officer with memorial at police headquarters

  Coastal Empire reacts to officer-involved shooting

  Two candidates announce their run against Buddy Carter for GA’s 1st Congressional District

  American Red Cross helping victims after 9 fires over the weekend

  First responders reach out to students at Whale Branch High School about safe driving

  Hilton Head Island sees large economic impact from Heritage Golf Tournament

  Storm leaves behind damage in Bloomingdale

  GDOT pushes back date for completion of Highway 80 resurfacing project

  Hundreds of people flood Ottawa farms for strawberry festival

  High school students in Effingham Co. experience life-changing ‘teen maze’

  Bluffton man receives $78,000 smile makeover from Howard Family Dental

  Effingham Co. Fire Rescue warning citizens against scam

  Bryan County EMS help woman give birth on side of Highway 17

  Garden City Police host ‘cops at bus stop’ initiative

  Neighbors react to I-16 shooting, crash on Montgomery Street

  Determining the difference between allergies and the flu

  Effingham Co. animal shelter lowers adoption fees for several dogs seeking homes

  Pooler ranked 13th safest city in Georgia

  New St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital set to open in Pooler