COVID-19 in Washington: Links and resources to help you during coronavirus pandemic

I joined the Q13 Fox News team in April 2018. This is my first time living or even being on the West Coast, and I’m excited at the opportunity to get to know the Seattle community and tell your stories.

My time in the news industry has given me the chance to live in a few different places across the country. Before Seattle, I worked for WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., WBTW in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and WBOC in Salisbury, Md.

All of these places have been home for me, but my home will always be the Philadelphia area.

I graduated with honors from Susquehanna University in 2010 and went to high school at Salesianum in Wilmington, Delaware.

I love music, art, drawing and playing guitar. I love going to shows. I love the beach, the ocean, and surfing.

If you have any story ideas, or cheese steak and hoagie suggestions, contact me ajanavel@kcpq.com.


Recent Articles
  • Local man finally home after coronavirus lockdown in Peru

    RENTON, WA – After being stuck in lockdown in Peru for about two weeks, one local man is back home in King County. Since October, twenty one-year-old Griffin Armour worked in Peru as a missionary. His work involves creating sustainable life in mountain villages. He says when the coronavirus hit, the country shut down its border; he couldn’t get out. “Every day, I’d tell myself I’m going to get out either tomorrow or the next day,” he said. He says […]

  • Some small businesses say they’re ineligible for most government support

    Some small business owners say they are falling through the cracks when it comes to collecting grant money or finding aid during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Seattle Police Foundation works with local businesses to keep officers safe

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Police Foundation is helping officers stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit has raised thousands of dollars to purchase emergency safety supplies, like hand sanitizer. Friday, Seattle Police picked up a fresh batch of sanitizer from Glass Distillery in Sodo. For the last two week, Glass Distillery has stopped all production on vodka and instead is focusing on making hand sanitizer. Ian MacNeil is the founder and distiller at Glass Distillery. He says he’s happy […]

  • Local woman works to support both local food businesses and health care workers

    A local woman has found a way to help out people working in the food industries and show support to front line health care workers at the same time. Tiffany Sjong started raising money on St. Patrick’s Day. Her goal was to pay for enough meals for emergency room workers at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, as well as help people in the food industry struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I have a lot of friends that work in the […]

  • People shout, cheer, and make noise in support of health care workers

    SEATTLE — Thursday night, Seattle erupted in noise, across the city, in an effort to show support to health care workers on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. At 8 p.m., cheering, clapping, pots and pans, and even music could be heard through the city. Mark Siano organized the Make a Joyful Noise event. “We really need to pay tribute to those who are risking their lives to keep us safe,” he said. Siano is an artist. He was in […]

  • Nurses, hospital staff want free parking at Harborview during coronavirus pandemic

    UPDATE Thursday, March 26 —  Healthcare workers will get access to free parking in Seattle as part of a new permit program the City of Seattle plans to launch. Read more here… SEATTLE – Hospital workers at Harborview Medical Center say they want free parking while they work the coronavirus pandemic. Union officials say parking at Harborview is a big issue for employees right now. “For those of us who have to come here every day, it’s a big deal,” […]

  • WSP: Trooper struck by car, killed during pursuit on I-5

    Authorities say a 28-year-old Washington State Patrol trooper died Tuesday after being hit by a car in Chehalis.

  • Everett under ‘stay home’ directive by mayor

    EVERETT, Wash. – Starting Monday, the city of Everett will go under a “stay home” directive in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Between Friday and Saturday, coronavirus cases in Everett jumped from 105 to 128, and deaths in Snohomish county went from 8 to 10, officials said. Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin says the community needs to do more. “If we don’t act now it is going to get so much worse,” she said. Monday the city […]

  • High School couple still makes memory, despite coronavirus cancelling big dance

    OLYMPIA, WA – Friday two high school students did what they could to make their night memorable despite the coronavirus cancelling their big dance. Two weeks ago, Capital High School Junior Nouwen Entrekin asked her boyfriend Jake Brandsma to the Tolo dance. “It wasn’t as nerve racking, but I still kind of was scared to do it,” she said. This would not just have been the first dance the young couple went to together, but Brandsma’s first dance at the […]

  • Despite statewide restrictions, many flock to Alki Beach during coronavirus pandemic

    SEATTLE – Hundreds of people flocked to Alki Beach on the first day of spring, despite state warnings and restrictions that aim to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Officials with the state Department of Health COVID-19 Response Team say outdoor activities are recommended, as long as you follow the guidelines. State and federal officials are recommending avoidance of social gatherings, recommending people keep a safe distance of about six feet from each other, and recommend frequent hand washing. On […]

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