Janel Klein and Jessica Miles join 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS 3/23/04
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has welcomed two new reporters to its team:
Janel Klein joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in January 2004 after six years of reporting for ABC affiliate WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In December 2003 Janel broke the story of the arrest of Alphonso Rodriguez, Jr., suspected in the missing person case of Dru Sjodin. She made history by being the first to report from Prince Sultan Air Base in 2000 where American troops patrolled the border after the Gulf War. In 2002, Janel was the first reporter to visit Base “X,” the secret staging grounds for U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan. Prior to WDAZ-TV, her career path includes: sports editor for the Daily News in Faribault; associate producer for KSMQ-TV in Austin; and a contributor to ABC News Radio. Janel grew up in Canby and Faribault, Minnesota. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications and a Certificate of Competency in German from the University of Minnesota.
Jessica Miles, freelancing for 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS since June 2003, joined the station full time in December 2003. Pleased to return to the Twin Cities, Jessica began her career at WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, first as a reporter, then as morning anchor. After two and a half years there, she landed a job at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Within one year at the ABC station, Jessica transitioned from reporter to weekend anchor. A Minnesota native, Jessica grew up in Lake Shore and graduated from Brainerd High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast News and News Editorial Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS (legal call letters KSTP-TV, LLC), was the first television station to sign on the air in the upper Midwest and today remains the only locally-owned, locally-operated television news station in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Parent company Hubbard Broadcasting serves the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota with six additional television stations: KSTC.TV, Minneapolis and Saint Paul; KSAX-TV, Alexandria; KRWF-TV, Redwood Falls; WDIO-TV, Duluth; WIRT-TV, Hibbing; and KAAL, Austin. Among Hubbard's television properties outside of Minnesota are WHEC-TV, Rochester, New York and WNYT-TV, Albany, New York plus three stations in New Mexico: KOB-TV, Albuquerque; KOBF-TV, Farmington; and KOBR-TV, Roswell. Hubbard Broadcasting also owns radio stations in Minneapolis/Saint Paul including AM 1500 KSTP, KS95-FM, and FM-107 WFMP plus the Hubbard Radio Network.