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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Contact Heather

Email: hjanssen@kold.com

Recent Articles by Heather

  Artistically able: Teamwork, technique help people of all abilities make masterpieces

  Precipitation plagues problematic potholes

  Federal tax break for local breweries set to expire in 2020

  Years after daughter’s death, UArizona doctor on mission to treat rare epilepsy

  Tucson council to continue e-scooter program

  ‘Snow’ other way to spend a Monday, a taste of winter on Mt. Lemmon

  The Salvation Army serves up a warm Thanksgiving meal

  Beloved record store celebrates its last days

  TURKEY TUNDRA: Winter weather could pose travel troubles

  Fire departments stay ready for calls during rainy weather

  KOLD CARES: Teaching kindness to kids with the Ben’s Bells project

  Hundreds head to Tucson to avoid country’s arctic temperatures

  Wood whittling groups donate creations to veterans

  SAFETY FIRST: A Mountain finally goes car-free

  Ambush in north Mexico rattles Douglas residents

  Seeking justice: Families fundraise ahead of Supreme Court hearing next week

  Haunted history: Inside Tucson’s 22nd Street Antique Mall

  Arizona food banks benefit from trade war with China

  Catching up with the ‘guy who walks goats’

  UPDATE: Reward increased to $2,000 after baby javelina orphaned when mother beat to death on Tucson’s west side

  Tucson nonprofits see surge in requests for assistance after power shutoff ban ends

  Warmer temperatures could keep mosquitos around longer

  Families get lost in the Marries maze

  Cragin Elementary teacher wins 2019 Esperanza Latino Teacher Award

  Marries Maze: Hard work goes into preparing Marana Pumpkin Patch

  Mother-son duo raise awareness about ovarian cancer

  Arizona student group promotes loving who you are

  Piece of sculpture missing for 50 years found in Bisbee antique store

  Disagreement or discrimination: Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of Phoenix company

  E-scooters seem to be off to slow start after hitting Tucson streets