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

  Tucson WWII veteran receives Purple Heart

  No mailing it in: Postal workers trained to beat the heat

  A Mountain survey results push for safety and cleanliness

  Anxiety builds in society following mass shootings

  Southern Arizona teen combines love of reading, helping others

  ‘Get a car-wash, it will rain,’ age-old saying proves true for Tucson

  Tucsonans prep for storms in metro area

  Arizona company looks to fix banking issues faced by medical marijuana industry

  Student artists paint history at Palo Verde Park

  Apollo 11 and the inspiration it left behind in Arizona

  Apollo 11: Flagstaff’s footprint in the lunar legacy

  Business owners gather thousands of signatures protesting possible parking changes

  In Lak’ech: Mariachi camp teaches kids music and respect for one another

  Mystery of the Mural: An effort to track down history

  Fireworks sales begin in Arizona, reminder to be safe

  Business owners await change, added art in the 5 Points neighborhood

  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