Hailing from small town southern Illinois, Jana is learning a whole new meaning of "winter" here in the Twin Cities. Jana began reporting for KARE 11 in December of 2003, just in time for the temperatures to fall below her idea of freezing. But, she's excited about the opportunities to live and learn here in the north.

Jana has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. She loves to run, having been in road races for more than 10 years. She's a writer as well and says she's working on making her journal into something the masses will read.