Bryanna Hampton is a multimedia journalist with a particular passion for creative storytelling. She shoots and edits video, writes copy and scripts, takes photographs, updates website content and social media forums, and builds graphics on a deadline to create story packages with focus.
Hampton is currently a local editor for Patch, an online hyperlocal news and community forum. Producing daily content, reporting local news, engaging and building a user base, and managing Patch sites and social media accounts are all constant tasks for a local editor. Through this experience, she has also had opportunities to share about upcoming stories on St. Louis television station KPLR 11 broadcasts.
Prior to working with Patch, Hampton worked in the university communications department at Missouri Baptist University as a public relations specialist. She produced media releases, conducted photo shoots, edited photo and video content, and composed editorial content for MBU Magazine.
As a student, Hampton served as managing editor of MBU’s student online newspaper, Timeline Online, since its launch in 2010. She has been an anchor, reporter, editor and producer for MBU’s weekly student news broadcast “Timeline.” With a small team of reporters, Hampton helped manage story production to ensure a clean, professional final product. Outside of her university experience, Hampton has spent time reporting in New York City for the World Journalism Institute‘s Times-Observer under the tutelage of seasoned journalists.
Her attention to detail, organization and eye for interesting angles contribute to a desire to creatively and practically share stories.
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have!” // Theodore Roosevelt