I joined the Q13 Fox News team in April of 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.

I’m an award winning journalist, and I’m excited at the chance at telling 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, NC, I worked for WBTW in Myrtle Beach, SC, and my station was at 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. I also went to high school at Salesianum in Wilmington, DE.

I love music, and art. I love to draw, and play guitar. I love going to shows. I love the beach and the ocean, and surfing.

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

Recent Articles
  • Puyallup Tribe members leave homes due to violence in the area

    TACOMA, WA – Puyallup Tribe Members are leaving their homes in East Tacoma after a shooting this week where two young men died. Late Tuesday, Tacoma Police responded to the 2100 block of East 38th Street for a shooting. Five people were hit, including several children, and two young men were killed. Because of this violence, several members of the Puyallup Tribe have temporarily been relocated to hotels, said Michael Thompson, Puyallup Tribe Spokesperson. The tribe also shut down operations […]

  • Family, friends remember woman killed in Tukwila crash

    TUKWILA, Wash. — More than a hundred people gathered at the Tukwila Community Center Friday to celebrate the life of a young mother killed in a car crash. Tukwila Police say Amairani Uribe-Beltran died when someone smashed head-on into her car Monday night. Police say witnesses saw the driver of the car cross over into oncoming traffic. “Never would have I imagined at that moment that my sister was a few minutes away from her end,” said Bryan Uribe-Beltran, Amairani’s […]

  • Seattle Police create registry to help you stay safe during “swatting”

    SEATTLE – Seattle Police say “swatting” has become such a prevalent issue that they created an online registry for community members to protect themselves. Swatting is a potentially deadly prank where someone makes a false police report with the intentions of luring a large response to the victim’s home. In December 2017, a man was killed in Wichita, KS following a swatting hoax. This week, Shoreline Police say they responded to a call that turned out to be a hoax. […]

  • Kent starts enforcing $136 red light cam violations

    KENT, Wash. – Starting this week, the city of Kent will begin enforcement on red light camera violations. The city installed three red light cameras at the intersections of Central and Smith, Central and James, and Kent Des Moines Road and Pacific Highway. The city says the purpose of installing the cameras is to keep roadways and streets safer. A fine for running a red light will cost $136. City officials say that money will go toward paying for body […]

  • Police warn community to protect your possessions while working out

    BELLEVUE, WA – Police say thieves are taking advantage of people using gyms and fitness centers by breaking into lockers and stealing their belongings. For ten months, Bellevue Police say 33-year-old Joseph Gill and 30-year-old D’Mario Mallory targeted gyms in the area. “They pretend like they’re going into work out they wait for the locker room to be clear and then they break into the lockers,” said Major John McCracken with Bellevue Police. Police say Gill and Mallory went into […]

  • Car break-ins up by nearly 20 percent in Tacoma

    TACOMA, WA – Tacoma Police say there has been more than 300 car break-ins this year, and some victims say they want more to be done. Officer Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police says this year there has been 309 car prowls reported; this a 19.7% increase from last year, she said. “It almost feels like you’re being violated,” said Danny Torres. Torres says his car was broken into twice in the last couple months. He says the first time the […]

  • Woman killed at Lakewood barbershop, man arrested

    Authorities are investigating the death of a 57-year-old woman at a Lakewood barbershop.

  • The Genesis Project works to save local children caught in sex trafficking

    SEATTLE — FBI officials say they helped rescue six children in connection to sex trafficking in Seattle during July.  Law enforcement officials say this is an issue that happens in our area often. “I started doing these arrests and then eventually in 2005 and 2006 a couple girls told me their story, and I started to understand more of how they got trapped into this lifestyle and looked at it less as a crime and more of them being tricked,” […]

  • Expert provide tips on how to react during active shooter situation

    Experts say it likely will never happen, but knowing what to do in an active shooter situation could save your life. “People need to be educated in situational awareness, and what that means is be aware of your surroundings,” said Jim Fuda. Fuda is the director of law enforcement services for Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. He has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. “Sadly, it’s what things are coming to. It’s just another tool to help you […]

  • Several assaulted by man in random attack in Seattle

    SEATTLE — Seattle police arrested a man that randomly attacked a group of about 30 people in Pioneer Square last week. It happened Thursday, Aug. 1, around 6:30 p.m. on Second Avenue Ext 2. Police reports say a man attacked multiple people on the street. “He pushed me, and I mean, it was a lot of force,” said Sandy Smith. “The force of it lifted me up into the air and threw me against the building and onto the street,” […]

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