Bria Janelle ‘Voice Of AEBL’
Long before earning the title as the “Voice of Atlanta Basketball”, Bria Janelle Smith, also known as Bria Janelle has proven that her hard work, talent and dedication show both on and off the court.
As a native Snellville, GA and high school graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School, Bria was recognized as a McDonald’s All-American nominee, Emory Eastside Medical Player of The Month and a State Champion as her team won the Region 8AA Basketball State Championship in 2007. After high school, Bria attended Mars Hill College for three years playing on the Women’s Basketball team and she also served as Vice President of the Business Honors Club before transferring to Georgia Southern University. Upon transferring to Georgia Southern, Bria became an On-Air Talent for campus radio station 91.9 The Buzz WVGS.
In 2011 Bria graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts & Science with a minor in Business Administration. Bria credits her passion for Sports and Music as one of the many reasons she began hosting. “I fell in love with hosting because I love talking to large groups of people and using my creative whit to make sure people have a great time. I was always fascinated with the idea that I could pick up a mic and change the dynamic of an atmosphere.” Acknowledged by the late Maya Angelou in 2008 for “Having a Voice That Can Change A Nation” this multi-faceted Multi-Media Personality took her movement to the next level. After connecting with Jah Rawlings in 2012, Bria became the first female in the country to host an NBA sanctioned all male summer basketball league known as the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL).
The AEBL league consist of current and former NBA players, overseas players and some of the nation’s top NCAA Division I, II, and III basketball players. Bria’s Hosting Highlights: Mountain Dew x NBA ‘Dew NBA 3x Tour, Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League In Game Host, PHX 3-on-3: Presented By The Ak-Chin Indian Community, BET Hip Hop Awards Celebrity Game Host, NBA Retired Players Association In Game Host, Atlanta Police Department In Game Host, Chick-Fil-A Bowl Fan Fest Presented by Coca Cola, Nike Black History Run, Nike Meet & Greet for U.S. Gold Medalist Angel McCoughtry Event Host, Lupus Foundation Charity Celebrity In Game Host, Floyd Mayweather Celebrity Charity Game In Game Host, 2014 In Game Host for the Harlem Globetrotters and Houston Rockets Lou Williams Memorial Day Weekend Host sponsored by Seagrams Gin.