Heather Janssen

Heather Janssen

Heather Janssen is no stranger to the desert.

Growing up in southern Nevada, her Las Vegas roots have prepared her to handle the Tucson heat.

She is thrilled to be back in the land where the cactus blooms after anchoring and reporting in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Her most memorable moments from the Mount Rushmore State include meeting Dan Rather at the Shrine of Democracy, traveling to Wyoming to be in the path of totality for the Solar Eclipse and several stories featuring local people making the best of their disabilities in the community.

Heather got her degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Nevada in Reno.

Her love for storytelling developed early on in middle school, and only grew from there. Her favorite part of the art is getting out and meeting people like you.

When not reporting, Heather is probably in a dance class, enjoying the local art scene or feeding her shopping addiction.

Want more fun facts? Two of her biggest loves in life are chicken fingers and sloths.

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Recent Articles by Heather

  Cleaning company hopes to make impact in housekeeping industry

  Vail man returns home after successful climb up Mount Everest during busy season

  Google stops in Tucson to help nonprofits and small businesses

  South Tucson ballet studio makes dance accessible to all

  Carondelet looking to hire recent RN grads, combating nursing shortage

  Gospel Rescue Mission’s Center of Opportunity now open

  Businesses near the U of A brace for summer slump

  GEARING UP FOR THE CUP: Soccer has no age limit

  Tucson tattoo artist donates profits to local autism community

  Tucson man alive thanks to help from AED, trained employees

Man gets 274 years for sexually assaulting several Tucson women

  Strong Start Tucson returns with new proposal for preschool funding

  Cienega High students pull together to build tiny house for teachers

  Tucson company helps black-owned businesses network

  Tucson-made documentary looks at teacher struggles in AZ

  Family members honor victims in wrong way I-19 crash

  Silence rare in Greggs household ... and that is exactly how they want it

  ADOT planning to add sidewalks, lighting to parts of Oracle Road

  Medical marijuana farms ask for protections from hemp industry

Nogales community holds memorial on fallen officer’s anniversary

  Tucson man’s pool adopted as home for duck family

Davis-Monthan airman surprised by nonprofit with furniture to fill home

  New murals coming to downtown Tucson

  ‘Rattlesnake Wrangler’ helps southern Arizonans avoid bites

  Arizona History Museum creates January 8th shooting exhibit

  Pacu Problem: Tucson man runs rescue to keep piranha-like fish out of our lakes

  SNUGGLE SESH: Tucson photographer captures video of Gila monster and rattlesnake ‘cuddling’

UA hoops team inspires younger female generations in the crowd

‘Surviving’ with yoga: class gives families of murder victims a chance to heal

  Tucson woman goes extra mile to help seniors in their final days