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.


Find her on social media or send her an email.


Contact Heather

Email: hjanssen@tucsonnewsnow.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherjanssennews

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hajanssen/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heather_janssen


Recent Articles by Heather

  Oracle gets record 10 inches of snow Friday morning

Nonprofit gives veterans a chance to combat stress through racing

Mother starts non-profit to help others after her daughter’s murder in Tucson

Love birds flock to Southern AZ to catch glimpse of sandhill cranes

Mesa Verde kindergartners marry the letters ‘Q’ and ‘U’ for V-Day

Search continues for missing elderly hiker in Madera Canyon

Peace in the Old Pueblo: Meditation center welcomes all

Nogales mayor disapproves of razor wire along border fence

New blacksmith school opens in Tucson

Meows for Military program helps hospitalized veterans find comfort

Dozens demonstrate in downtown Tucson following shutdown end

Tucson man runs for half a day, raises thousands for food bank

Tucson restaurant helps furloughed federal employees

Paralympic hopeful from Canada training in Tucson

Tucson Police Department hosts open house to recruit women

Tucson dance couple wins big at world championships

Tucson widow and mom of 4 awarded new smile

Family of hit-and-run victim in Picture Rocks pleads for someone to come forward

Yes, they’re open: Government shutdown not impacting local food bank yet

Road to Mount Lemmon opens, packed with traffic