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
  • Everett Police ask for communities help finding arson

    EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Police are looking for the person who caused about $100,000 in damage by setting a local business on fire. It happened on the 2000 block of Rucker Avenue. Surveillance video shows a person walking with a massive can in their hand. Police call it a “thin jerrycan style gas can.” The video shows the person walk up to the door of Mike’s Performance Automotive, and then disappear from the screen for several minutes. Finally, the video […]

  • Tacoma church works to get families experiencing homelessness off the street

    TACOMA — A church in Tacoma is working to help get families experiencing homelessness out of the cold this winter. Altheimer Memorial Church has been located in the Hilltop neighborhood since 1970. During that time, Pastor Dexter Clark says he has seen the area change. “We’ve seen the rise and fall of the neighborhood. We’ve seen some good and bad go through here,” said Clark. Clark says for decades Altheimer Memorial Church has provided services to those in need. “From […]

  • Owner of 49 dogs rescued from suspected Tacoma dogfighting ring won’t get them back, judge rules

    TACOMA, Wash. – The owner of dozens of pit bulls found locked in crates inside a Tacoma garage will not get them back after a Pierce County judge’s ruling on Thursday. A Piece County judge just ruled a man suspected of animal cruelty will not get his dogs back. — AJ Janavel (@ajjanavelnews) January 16, 2020 After being tipped off by neighbors on December 18, authorities discovered 48 dogs living in deplorable conditions, with some of the pit bulls suffering […]

  • Snowfall blankets Snoqualmie Pass causing issues for many drivers

    SNOQUALMIE, WA – Snow continues to fall along Snoqualmie Pass creating headaches for drivers traveling on both directions of I-90. Saturday, spin outs caused several road closures eastbound and westbound on the interstate. Throughout the day I-90 had chain requirements. However, WSDOT officials tweeted people were not chaining up which caused issues. “We thought it was an all wheel drive vehicle; turns out it wasn’t,” said Carmen Rondeau who says WSDOT had to push her car off of I-90. Despite […]

  • Man suspected of animal cruelty wants the 49 dogs confiscated from him back

    TACOMA, Wash. – A man accused of animal cruelty and dog-fighting is trying to get 49 dogs back into his custody. Elmer James Givens Jr. sat in a Pierce County courtroom Thursday requesting the dogs be returned to him. But court officials said they did not have enough information to move forward with the case. “I haven’t had the benefit of reviewing any of the facts of evidence in this case prior to today’s hearing,” said Pierce County Judge Jeanette […]

  • Two lucky fans win all-expenses paid trip to Seahawks game in Green Bay

    TACOMA, WA – Tuesday, Hundreds came out to the Tacoma Mall for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to see the Seahawks play against the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. During a special event, hosted by Washington’s Lottery, fans got the chance to win the package buy purchasing scratch off tickets. For every $10 worth of tickets, fans were entered into the drawing to win two tickets to the game, round trip airfare, a two night hotel […]

  • Two robberies in less than 30 minutes in King County

    SEATTLE – In less than 30 minutes, two gas stations in King County just two miles apart from each other were robbed at gunpoint. Around 7:50 Friday night, a man held up the 76 Gas Station on the 13000 block of Interurban Ave, right off of I-5 in Tukwila. “He just pointed a gun at me and started banging it on the counter. So, I gave him the money,” said Deleana Nickelson. Nickelson worked the counter Friday night, and she […]

  • Tacoma gives people living in tents in People’s Park three days to move out

    Tacoma, Wa – Friday, Tacoma City officials gave notices to people living in tents at People’s Park that they have three days to leave or face criminal charges. On December 1, Tacoma’s new tent ban went into effect. However, the city chose to delay enforcement until they had enough shelter options for people experiencing homelessness. On Friday, city officials went to People’s Park and notified people living in tents that they would have 72 hours to leave the property or […]

  • Wind puts Space Needle’s New Year fireworks at risk

    SEATTLE — While the weather was not the nicest for New Year’s Eve, hundreds of people still gathered at Seattle Center in hopes of celebrating 2020 with the annual fireworks display. Music, food and ice skating were all available to people Tuesday. However, the big focus was on the New Year countdown. Organizers were keeping a close eye on wind speeds that threatened the big Space Needle fireworks show. “They’ve gone off every year, and I have confidence they will […]

  • Changes coming to recycling in Tacoma

    TACOMA, WA – Starting January 1st, Changes are coming to how you recycle in Tacoma. In the fall, the city voted on new recycling polices. The reason was to address the increasing cost for services due to China changing its recycling standards. One of the biggest changes customers will see is a $2.82 per month increase on their recycling bill. That equals $33.84 per year. Customers will also no longer be able to have curbside pickup for shredded paper, or […]

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