Bria Suggs (she/her) is a writer, photographer and editor currently based in Berkeley, California. She’s interested in reporting on the cultural, social and environmental issues that often disproportionately impact underreported communities. She’s a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State University, where she earned her Advanced Honors Degree in creative writing with a minor in journalism. There, she was a staff reporter and eventually Arts and Living Editor for The Signal, Georgia State’s award-winning independent student newspaper. During that time, Bria was the youngest section editor with the largest editorial team.
After graduation, Bria began working as a General Assignment Reporter for The Atlanta Voice, a local Black-owned publication. She had the opportunity to cover a wide array of topics, such as the Ahmaud Arbery trial, POTUS and VPOTUS visiting Atlanta along with local Black business features. During her time with The Atlanta Voice, several of her photos and articles were selected for cover as well.
While studying at UC Berkeley, Bria looks forward to refining her skills as a writer and adding some longform pieces to her portfolio. She also hopes to pursue her growing interest in the world of audio and podcasting.
Georgia State University: 2018-2021, B.A. Creative Writing; Journalism Minor
The Atlanta Voice: General Assignment Reporter 2021-2022
AWARDS & HONORS
Advanced Honors Degree, Georgia State University
3rd Place Award, Ida B. Wells Award, 2022 NNPA Messenger Awards
3rd Place Award, Original Photography, 2022 NNPA Messenger Awards
9th Place Award, Best Arts and
Entertainment, 2020 SEJC Conference
2nd Place Award, Best Entertainment
Story, 2019 GCPA Awards
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
REPORTING INTERESTSArts and Culture, Audio Journalism, Human Rights Issues, Intersectionality, LGBTQ Communities, Pop culture, Women's Rights/Health, climate change, mental health