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

  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

  Lessons from Tempe: City explains e-scooter regulations

  104th Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo wraps up

  UPDATE: Tucson couple finds baby bobcats in front yard

  12-year-old aspiring astrophysicist starts junior year at UA

  Tucson woman paints powerful picture of gun violence

  Concerns over student debt at UA as it climbs to all-time high

  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