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Briana Duggan is an independent producer and journalist with close to a decade of experience working out of Nairobi, Kenya. She brings big ideas to life in work that spans news, features and documentary. Her work has been nominated for an Emmy, won a Webby, and Jackson Wild special recognition.


From 2015 to 2018, Briana led CNN’s East Africa news production, covering investigations, human interest stories and breaking news, gaining exclusive access and securing top interviews for the leading network. Her coverage of Kenya’s El Adde military massacre helped reveal the true extent of the atrocities committed, sparking international discussion. 


Briana highlights the people, places and ideas that are shaping the future of Africa and the wider world. Her compassionate, insightful storytelling offers a glimpse inside the minds of some of the continent’s greatest thinkers, athletes and change-makers.


Raised in the United States, Briana graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master’s degree from CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. 

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