Team Kivvit

Bria Kalpen
Bria Kalpen Associate Chicago

Bria Kalpen

Bria is a storyteller who uses her past experiences as a reporter to help clients create newsworthy narratives and secure notable headlines. Prior to joining Kivvit, Bria gained a great deal of research, writing and reporting experience at several national and local media outlets, including CBS 60 Minutes, ABC 7 Chicago and The Triibe. She’s worked as a daily on-air reporter for WRBL News 3—a CBS affiliate in Columbus, GA—and written features for the Isaan Record, a grassroots publication in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Bria received a B.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specialized in broadcast and multimedia reporting. While studying, she was an NU Cheerleader and was inducted into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Bria was born and raised in Phenix City, Alabama, right across the river from Columbus, Georgia, where she attended high school. An avid music lover, Bria spends most of her free time singing and jamming out at concerts with friends.