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
  • Washington based Soup Ladies bring warm meals to Florence first responders

    BUCKLEY, WA – Even though Hurricane Florence affected communities all the way across the country in the Carolinas, people in Western Washington are still getting involved to help. Ginger Passarelli is the creator of the group The Soup Ladies, an organization that feeds first responders during emergencies and disasters. Friday, she was packing her bags preparing to fly across the country to Raleigh, North Carolina. Passerelli brings a one-item menu with her when she travels to locations in need of […]

  • Tacoma teachers say they feel ‘disrespected’ by school district

    TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Public Schools on Wednesday publicly released its newest teacher salary proposal — one week after the educators went on strike. Officials say the new offer puts Tacoma teacher salary right in line with other school districts. “If you remember, we started at 3.1 percent as our offer. We’re up to 12.45 percent,” said Dan Voelpel, spokesperson for Tacoma Public Schools. Voelpel was joined by School Board President Andrea Cobb during a press conference Wednesday morning. The […]

  • Eight state legislators sign letter trying to help end Tacoma teachers strike, lawmaker says

    TACOMA, Wash. — One state lawmaker says a letter she helped draft is intended to help Tacoma Public Schools officials end their teacher strike. State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was among eight lawmakers who signed a letter trying to help resolve the strike, which began last Thursday over salary issues. Teachers are believed to be seeking double-digit pay raises similar to what educators in many other school districts have received in recent weeks, but the Tacoma school district says it […]

  • Puyallup teacher strike ends

    PUYALLUP, Wash.  – Saturday, Puyallup teachers voted to end the strike against the school district. For about a week, teachers in the district were on strike. Class was supposed to start Wednesday, but instead teachers picketed outside their schools. The fight was over pay. Teachers said they were not given a competitive wage and could drive to nearby districts and make thousands of dollars more. The Puyallup Education Association says they were in talks with the district since May trying to […]

  • Storm fans were out in full force for game 1 of WNBA Finals

    SEATTLE — The Storm fans were jumpin Friday night, even before Seattle beat the Washington Mystics in the first round of the WNBA finals. “It feels like we’re going to win,” said Olive Paulson Young. Despite being on crutches, Young made it to game one of the series. She loves basketball, that’s how she says she ended up on crutches. Young says the last time the Storm won it all, she was a 6-year-old. Other fans, like Cathy Costa, were […]

  • With strike on, Tacoma schools will offer free breakfast, lunch to students at 12 different schools

    TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma classrooms were closed Thursday on what was supposed to be the first day of school due to a teacher strike. Teachers picketed for hours throughout the day. They say the wages they’re being provided aren’t livable. “I’m really hoping the district prioritizes the work we’re doing and how valuable every educator is here,” said Debbie Shapiro, a teacher at Tacoma School of the Arts. Shapiro says she feels the support from her community. “I stand with the […]

  • Puyallup teachers picket outside of district schools

    PUYALLAUP, Wash. — Puyallup teachers picketed Wednesday for hours outside of schools across the district on what was supposed to be the first day of classes. The teachers are striking against the district for the first time ever. The reason is disagreements over how much money teachers should be paid. For months, the Puyallup Education Association and the district have been negotiating, but no decision was made in time for the start of classes. So instead of teaching on Wednesday, […]

  • Teachers threaten to strike in Puyallup

    The teacher’s union in Puyallup is threatening to go on strike if the school district does not provide an agreeable pay increase by the first day of classes this upcoming Wednesday.

  • Thurston County law enforcement create joint task force to find serial cat killer

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Law enforcement in Thurston County started a joint task force to help find the person who they believe is responsible for killing and mutilating 13 cats. On Thursday, law enforcement says they found the 13th cat in a series of killings that date back to October. The killings started off gradually, but now the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office say the killings are happening every couple days. “It’s highly concerning for any pet owner,” said sheriff’s Lt. Tim […]

  • Woman attacked while walking trail in SeaTac; suspect still on loose

    SEATAC, Wash. — A woman was attacked at Des Moines Creek Park in SeaTac Thursday morning, and the suspect is still on the loose and possibly armed, police said. Sgt. Ryan Abbott, spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, says a 38-year-old woman was walking a trail at the Des Moines Creek Park at around 10:30 a.m. Abbott says a male suspect approached the woman from behind, held what is believed to be a gun against her back and then […]