Ariana anchors weekend mornings and reports 3 days during the week. She is also host of "EC AC Entertainment Connection with Ariana Cohen" which you can watch online at www.wibw.com or on weekend shows.
Ariana grew up in San Diego, California. Her childhood dream was to become a news anchor/reporter and to interview celebrities on the Hollywood red carpet. At 8 years old, she practiced her reporting skills (using a hairbrush as a microphone of course) by interviewing neighbors, friends, and parents as if they were celebrities. In fact, she followed her singer/musician father, Barry Cohen, into news station studios, where he would perform, while she would imitate news anchors at their desk!
She continued to follow her dream path at the University of Kansas where she graduated from William Allen White's School of Journalism. During her college career she held 6 internships, including a news internship at KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City. She joined the WIBW 13 News team in December 2012.
When she isn't digging up her next news story, Ariana loves to travel. She took journalism and entrepreneurship classes in Venice, Italy. While abroad, she traveled to more than 15 countries-this included skydiving over the Alps in Switzerland, floating in the Dead Sea in Israel and riding an ATV in the Philippines.
When Ariana isn't jet setting, she loves to stay fit through dancing, outdoor activities and competing in Tough Mudder races!
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