Brittany Jones-Cooper is a multi-media journalist with experience working in the fast-paced worlds of television, online news, sports, travel, and entertainment.
 
Ms. Jones-Cooper earned her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 2008, she won a national video competition and was selected by Nike as their "First-Ever Nike Field Reporter." This job required her to travel around the U.S. conducting on-camera interviews with some of the biggest names in sports. Some of her top interviews included Serena Williams, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, and Lisa Leslie. In addition to the video reports, Brittany also posted several blogs a week on Nikewomen.com covering everything from fitness tips to product reviews and event summaries. Ms. Jones-Cooper interned and produced at KETV-ABC News in Omaha, Nebraska. She eventually appeared on-air as a general assignment reporter at the beginning of 2009.

Another national video competition earned Ms. Jones- Cooper the opportunity to be Katie Couric's intern at the CBS Evening News. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Jones-Cooper worked at the CBS Evening News as the personal production assistant to Katie Couric. This position required her to manage Ms. Couric's daily schedule, coordinate interviews, communicate with news staff and research and submit original story ideas. Ms. Jones-Cooper was an associate producer at the Katie Couric talk show during its entire run. Before 'Katie,' Ms. Jones-Cooper worked at Newsweek & The Daily Beast editing and posting videos, writing headlines and original video blogs. In addition, she booked guests for and produced numerous episodes of the online webshow entitled, "Newsbeast."

Based out of New York City, she is currently a travel editor for Yahoo. When she isn't on assignment traveling the world, she writes daily stories and hosts her own video series entitled, "Brittany's Travel Hacks."

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