Brittney Verner joined the 5 On Your Side team in January 2018.
She’s originally from Detroit, and graduated from Oakland University in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She fell in love with news while interning at WJBK, the local Fox affiliate in Detroit.
Brittney came to 5 On Your Side from KXXV, the ABC affiliate in central Texas, where she worked for almost two years. During her time there, she worked on many major breaking stories, including covering the victims who were evacuated during Hurricane Harvey. She also volunteered her time to put together care packages for victims, which included clothes and toiletries.
Regardless of the community in which she lives, Brittney loves meeting new people and volunteering. She has a true passion for helping underprivileged children work toward success.
“I enjoy being able to give a voice to the voiceless,” said Brittney. “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to equip the community I live and work in with information they need in their daily lives.”
Brittney enjoys meeting new people, trying new restaurants, and telling great stories.
If you see her around don’t be shy, just say hi. She's thrilled to call St. Louis and 5 On Your Side her new home, and she loves greeting new faces with a smile.
If you know of a story that affects the St. Louis area, let Brittney know at firstname.lastname@example.org.