Now that we've gotten an official look at the cast of Arie's season of The Bachelor, we've learned that Bachelor contestant Brianna is a 25-year-old sports reporter from Portland, Oregon. But are there videos of Brianna from The Bachelor's sports reporting? Since this is 2017, of course, there are.
A graduate of University of Oregon, Brianna (who goes by Bri) is a reporter and social media coordinator for NBC Sports Northwest, primarily covering the Oregon Ducks and Portland Trailblazers, according to her LinkedIn. The Portland native is a Ducks fan through and through: when she's not covering her alma mater's football team, she's co-hosting a podcast called The Duck Squad. As one of the 29 contestants who will vie for Bachelor Arie's heart starting on Jan. 1, 2018 on ABC, Brianna may have an advantage in that her job requires her to be comfortable in front of the camera. And though Brianna isn't the first contestant to have a TV reporting background (Ashley I. and Olivia were both memorable contestants on previous Bachelor seasons who had TV reporting backgrounds), it's too early to say if Brianna will make a splash on this season of the show.
Here's her sports reporting reel, which showcases some of her best work reporting on both the Ducks and the Trailblazers, both behind a desk and on the field:
Next up, here's one of her most recent appearances — it appears the Bachelor contestant has returned to work following filming of the show and is back to covering the Ducks:
As part of her job at NBC Sports Northwest, Brianna hosts a daily live social show called Sports Talk Live. Here she is stanning for the Ducks in a recent episode:
Her social media presence is also pretty on point. Even when she's not on camera for her day job, Brianna is still shooting videos on Twitter when she's locked inside a stadium:
She also seems to interact with other sports fans (specifically Ducks fans) on Twitter, asking them to send her questions and creating polls. Too bad that she's not dropping any spoilers about the upcoming Bachelor season, though. On the other hand, it's great to see how professional she is and on-top of her sports knowledge.
In case you were curious, so far, the range of jobs for Arie's other contestants don't seem to reveal too much about them — we'll have to wait 'til the actual show premieres to truly learn more. But there's your typical real estate executive, a creative director, a nanny, and a business owner. Not to say those aren't impressive by any means, it just means they're ordinary careers — not any Whaboom this time around. (Which, to be honest, is definitely not a bad thing.)
According to ABC's press release about the Season 22 premiere, here's some of the shenanigans that are about to go down when the ladies emerge from the limo:
"Some of the ladies bring tokens of love for their Bachelor. Yale graduate Seinne presents Arie with a pair of elephant cufflinks to encourage him to seek her out. Tia, a high-spirited southern woman, hands him a little toy wiener as a souvenir of her Arkansas hometown. But Arie’s attention is momentarily captured by the delightful Bekah, who drives up in a cherry red ’65 convertible Mustang."
Will Briana bring him a sports related token? Maybe some Ducks mementos? Fans will have to wait and see how Arie feels about all the love for Oregon sports teams when the new season of The Bachelor premieres on the very first day of 2018 at 8 p.m. EST.