Brittany Bivins

Brittany Bivins

Brittany Bivins joined Cleveland 19 News in October 2017. While she's worked the majority of her career down South, she spent part of her childhood in Pennsylvania, and she is looking forward to seeing snow again.

Brittany comes to us from the CBS affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., where she covered major political stories, including corruption scandals in each branch of state government, which eventually led to the removal or resignation of several top elected officials. She also traveled to the Arizona-Mexico border for several in-depth investigative segments on local militia members and the immigration debate. She won an award from the Associated Press for "Best Series" for that investigation.

Before that, Brittany worked as weekend anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, where she produced a franchise honoring local teachers, receiving the "Best Specialized Reporter" award from the Alabama Associated Press. She started her career as a reporter and multimedia journalist for the Fox affiliate in Shreveport, La.

Brittany graduated from the University of Montevallo with degrees in Mass Communication and Theatre. She minored in Spanish, and spent part of her college summers studying abroad near Madrid, where she learned to speak Spanish fluently. She loves languages, and she is currently trying to learn Arabic. German, French, and Italian are also on her list.

In her free time, Brittany loves playing with animals, volunteering as a youth mentor, traveling, and going to film festivals. She is thrilled to call Cleveland her new home and excited about everything Northeast Ohio has to offer. She's always looking for a good story, so make sure to let her know if you have one, and say hello if you see her around town!

Recent Articles by Brittany

  Cleveland Police track down suspect after rash of sexual assaults and break-ins

Cleveland police make arrest in burglary, sexual assault incident

  16-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash involving stolen car on Cleveland’s West side

  Newburgh Heights missing 15-year-old girl still not found

  New lawsuit claims Cuyahoga County corrections officers threatened to murder inmate and ‘make it look like a suicide’

  Man fights 5 officers during drug heroin, cocaine sting at Geauga County Fair

  Man who fell from Flats East Bank apartment may have been trying to escape bondsman, Cleveland police say

  1-year-old grazed in the head by bullet, 2 others injured in shooting on Cleveland’s East side

  Stories behind the signs: Dangers for older drivers

  Man, woman found dead inside home on Cleveland’s East side; homicide detectives investigating crime scene

  Medical examiner says pneumonia killed 2-month-old girl that died after staying at Cleveland day care

  Cuyahoga County corrections officer previously accused of assaulting inmate remains in jail on extortion charges

  Teenager fatally shot at gas station on Lee Road identified, 2 in custody

  Investigators say man using torch to kill weeds may have started Newburgh Heights fire

  Cleveland Heights man has car stolen with father’s ashes inside

  Questions swirl around e-scooters coming to Cleveland suburbs

  Cleveland City Council mulls benefits of installing 1,000 security cameras throughout city

  Update: Ohio woman’s remains identified after decades through new DNA technology

  CMSD opens for first day of school, and is working to avoid ‘heat day’ closures

  Cleveland Police searching for shooting suspects after bullet grazes 7-year-old girl

  Northeast Ohio rally and vigil for mass shooting victims calls for reform

Stories behind the signs: The deadly impact of impaired driving

  Residents in Euclid neighborhood complain about rat infestation in yards, basements

  1 dead, more than 100 displaced after apartment complex fire in Parma Heights

  ‘Live the dream’: Strongville man makes solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean

  Dog houses for rent while you shop are coming to downtown Cuyahoga Falls

  Wooster family forced from home by flash flooding, torrential downpours

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  Cleveland splash pads filled with adults, kids looking for relief from the heat

  CSU student makes it her mission to educate public about Huntington’s Disease after mother’s diagnosis