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Janel Forte

Janel Forte

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Janel Forte is a morning reporter at CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas. Janel was the first reporter on air at Santa Fe High School (California), after a student took the lives of 10 people in a shooting. At KHOU, she does multiple live shots every morning, usually on breaking news with a bit of sports and feature reporting. She also frequently reports for the noon shows.[2]

Early Life

She graduated from L. D. Bell High School , International Baccalaureate Programme, after which she studied Communication and Sociology at Cornell University, from 2010 through 2014 and was a member of the volleyball team.

She then followed her passion for news and pursued a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2015.

Career

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Janel Forte is inquisitive by nature, always asking questions.

She wants to know the who, what, where and why, but also the how and what it made you feel like.

So when she stumbled into her first journalism opportunity, immediately things just clicked.

She was able to embrace the need to know, and the rest became history[1]

She started off as a Camp Counselor in Cornell University Sports School- Volleyball (ball) All-Skills and Prospect Camp , from July 2011 – Jul 202, where she coordinated drills and coached 150+ players.

and was an in-residence counselor responsible for 30+campers—escorted them to and from the gym daily, nightly bed checks, and formed personal relationships with each player to enhance coaching and adapt to various learning levels and ensured written player evaluations and suggestions on how to improve both their technical skills and attitude.

In 2013 she was a Newsroom Intern for Fox News Channel , while she was there, she shadowed reporters, anchors, editors, producers, and photographers in the fast paced 5th market.

researched tips and gathered sources to aid in creating stories for daily newscasts, often writing scripts for Anchor VO’s and VOSOT’s.

Conducted interviews in the field that were used on live newscasts and she also tracked, wrote, produced, and edited packages from stories I covered to use for a resume reel.

In 2015, She worked as a reporter for Medill News Services , where she covered transportation, housing, urban affairs and politics in the nation's Capital.

From 2016 through 2017 she was an Anchor/ Reporter at WLOX ABC CBS Bounce. She is currently a reporter at KHOU-TV.[3]

Trivia

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She loves playing volleyball, traveling, reading good books and going on adventures[4]

Articles

Her most recent articles are listed below;[6]

  • HPD Chief: Woman killed in northeast Houston shooting was 7 months pregnant

  • HPD Officer Jason Knox to be honored with procession to funeral home this morning

  • Texans collecting unemployment benefits hesitant to return to work due to safety, other COVID-related concerns

She wrote on the funeral procession of the late officer Jason Knox.

"The procession started just before 10:30 a.m. at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 1861 Old Spanish Trail and arrived about 45 minutes later at the Pat H. Foley & Company Funeral Home at 1200 West 34th Street."[5]

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