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
  • Kittitas Police Officer thanks fallen deputy for saving his life during shooting

    SEATTLE – A week after being shot in the line of duty, Officer Benito Chavez is heading home, and says it’s thanks to the heroic sacrifice made by fallen Kittitas County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Thompson. Sitting in a bed in a Seattle hospital room, Officer Benito Chavez with the City of Kittitas Police Department is dealing with a lot of pain both physically and emotionally. Tuesday night, Chavez was involved in a shooting. Officials say following a police chase, 29-year-old […]

  • As warm weather returns, one mother hopes her tragic story will help save people from drowning

    As warm weather returns to Western Washington, one mom hopes her tragic story about the death of her 18-year-old son will save lives. About five years ago, Janice O’Neal saw her son for the last time. She says it happened on July 4th. Her 18-year-old son, Rashawn Hale-Moody, just graduated from Gates High School. O’Neal says her son went swimming with some of his friends. “He was a fish out of water. That was his favorite thing to do, to […]

  • Neighbors pack Seattle mosque to show support to Muslim community

    SEATTLE, – Saturday, about 250 people came together at the Idris Mosque to show their support for their Muslim neighbors. The event was planned months ago, but then the New Zealand mosque shooting happened, leaving a dark cloud over the Muslim community.  Outside the doors of the mosque, flowers and signs still sat honoring the dozens of people killed. Inside the mosque, the space was filled with members of the community. In total, about 80 people were expected to attend, […]

  • DUI patrols beefed up over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend

    SEATTLE – It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and law enforcement across the sound want to make sure you stay safe. In Pierce, Snohomish, and King Counties, law enforcement is out in full swing this weekend with extra patrols.  Their goal is to get drunk drivers off the road and prevent celebrations from turning into tragedies. Washington State Patrols says last St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they arrested more than 50 drivers for impairment in King County. It’s not just law enforcement […]

  • Bellevue schools addressing increase in student vaping: ‘It’s a real problem’

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — The Bellevue School District is working to make parents aware of the fast spreading trend of e-cigarettes among teenagers, before it affects their families. Thursday, Bellevue school officials held a presentation at Sammamish High School for parents to address the dangers of teenage vaping. It’s a trend that is spreading through schools, leading to a massive uptick in youth tobacco use across the country. “It happens everywhere you can imagine,” said Xavier Cruz. “It doesn’t make me […]

  • Commercial flights start Monday at Paine Field

    EVERETT, Wash. — On Monday, about 450 people will fly in and out of Paine Field in Snohomish County on its first day of passenger flights. At 10 a.m., 76 people are expected to fly on Alaska Air from Everett, Washington to Portland, Oregon for the first passengers flight out of the new Paine Field airport. “There is a lot of excitement,” said Brett Smith CEO of Propeller Airports. Smith says construction on Paine Field Passenger Terminal took about a […]

  • 67-year-old Auburn man shot while driving home is recovering

    AUBURN, Wash. — Saturday, family members say 67-year-old man finally regained consciousness after someone shot him outside his home. The shooting happened Thursday around 1:20 am on the 2000 block of Fir Street in Auburn, less than a mile from the Muckleshoot Casino. “I was just getting ready to fall asleep and that’s when I heard all the gunshots ring out,” said Anthony Yanish. Yanish says he heard the shots from right outside his window. When he ran outside, the […]

  • UW students struggle to recognize Governor Jay Inslee

    SEATTLE – Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee officially announced his 2020 presidential bid. However, many students at his alma mater are still trying to figure out who he is. Q13 News went to the University of Washington’s campus Friday and asked students if they could recognize Gov. Inslee from a picture, and what they thought about his running platform. We asked about 50 people on campus, and many of them did not recognize Washington state’s current governor. For the students who […]

  • Purse thieves target people at work in Snohomish County

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Police are looking for two different suspects wanted for stealing purses from people while they worked. The first incident happened Saturday at Sparta’s Pizza and Pasta in Lynnwood. “It’s an invasion of privacy. Like someone intruded my personal space and took things that don’t belong to them,” said Hailey Stowe. “You’re a little more vulnerable.” Stowe says Saturday she came to work. Like most shifts, she placed her belongings in the back of the restaurant. Surveillance video […]

  • Student complaints over teacher’s social media use lead to Pierce College investigation

    Pierce College officials say they are investigating a faculty member after students complained about social media posts made by the teacher.

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