Arrianee LeBeau is from Orange County, California. While an undergrad studying Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, she was a member of a competitive dance troupe with aspirations of going pro. But Arrianee hung up her dancing shoes after she was hit and run over by a city transit bus.
While she always had a gift for public speaking and desire to help others, her inspiration to become a journalist came after a local newspaper contained inaccurate information about the tragic accident that nearly took her life.
Arrianee went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She began her journalism career in Eugene, Or for KVAL-TV. There she served as a reporter and fill-in anchor for the station’s CBS and Fox affiliates.
She later went on to Anchor and Report the news for WVEC-TV/13News Now in Norfolk, Virginia, covering a wide range of local and national stories. Arrianee also served as an Adjunct Professor at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications in Hampton, Va.
Some of her most memorable stories were covering the stabbing attack of Va. Senator Creigh Deeds by his son, which sparked a mental health debate across the country. Also reporting from several 2012 Presidential Election rallies for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in the Battleground State of Virginia.
“Arrianee LeBeau is a strong and talented reporter. She uses active lives shots and creative storytelling to engage viewers and take them on a journey in her news reports. She is also a fast learner, who takes direction well.” Tracie McKinney
Assistant News Director at WTSP-TV
Arrianee gained extensive military reporting experience through events such as the 2012 Navy Jet crash into a Virginia Beach Apartment complex and the 2014 Navy helicopter crash off the Virginia coast.
She’s also had her fair share of severe weather coverage chasing hurricanes (Irene, Arthur) and tropical storms (Superstorm Sandy) throughout Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
“Arrianee LeBeau is a journalist for the future. She has the ability to report, anchor, produce, shoot and edit. She is a quick learner and has an excellent attitude.” Jenny Kuglin
General Manager of Fisher Interactive Network
When Arrianee isn’t on TV or teaching the next generation of journalists, she enjoys teaching dance fitness classes as a certified MIXXEDFIT instructor.