Janet Roach Bio, Age, Height, 13News Now, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Husband

Janet Roach Bio, Wiki

Janet Roach is an American Emmy-Award-winning Anchor and Reporter working with 13News Now in Norfolk, Virginia. There she serves the station as a co-anchor for the 4, 5, and 6 PM Newscasts.

Janet Roach Age and Family

Roach who seems to be in her 40s was born in Washington, DC, and raised in North Carolina, United States. However, she hasn’t shared details about her birth year, as well as her parents.

Janet Roach Height

Roach stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Janet Roach Education

Roach is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy Analysis. As a Tar Heel, she was later inducted into the “Order of the Golden Fleece,” which happens to be the oldest and highest society at the University. Additionally, she also won the annual Martin Luther King Scholarship given to one student annually for her commitment to the improvement of the quality of life on campus.

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Janet Roach Work Experience

Roach works with 13News Now where she serves the station as a co-anchor for the evening news at 4, 5, and 6 PM She is a nine-time Emmy-Award-winning journalist and a three-time national Telly Award winner. This is in addition to being a two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award. Roach has been out front covering national headlines throughout her television career. Among the breaking news she has covered includes the terror attacks on 9/11 at the Pentagon to the history-making inauguration of President Obama in Washington, D.C. in the year 2009.

She was among the first journalists in Hampton Roads to bring attention to the growing heroin epidemic with her award-winning documentary, Hooked on Heroin: Virginia’s Growing Killer. Additionally, her documentary, 20 and Odd: Africans’ Arrival in 1619, told the dramatic story of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in English North America in the year 1610 to Hampton, Virginia. This documentary earned her an Emmy and two National Gold Telly awards.

In her career, she also tackled the mental health crisis with a compelling story about a Norfolk mother fighting for adequate care for her mentally ill and autistic son. This was in the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Looking for Happiness. The year 2008 saw her win a regional Emmy for her documentary highlighting the continuous first for medical research funding. This was called Desperate for DOllars: The Fight for Medical Research. The year 2014 also saw her challenge Virginia’s public education system through a series of reports for its failure to recognize and adequately remediate dyslexia disorders in its students.

Later on, in the year 2013, she won a regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award for the half-hour documentary, Battleground Virginia. This special examined the transformation of Virginia into a politically “purple” state in the 2012 presidential election.

In her role as an investigative reporter, she warned viewers of numerous scams and consumer alerts. The year 2006 saw her win a Virginia Associated Press Award for her investigative reports surrounding an employment service accused of charging clients high fees for bogus promises of jobs. Additionally, her reporting also led to the closure of one of the company’s offices in Virginia Beach.

Later on, in the year 2016, she won the Associated Press Douglas Southhall Freeman Award for public service in journalism for her series of reports on domestic violence. She, later on, followed the stories of several domestic violence victims to expose legal loopholes in the process of securing protective orders against abusers.

Roach is a big believer in looking out for the community. She spends much time talking to women’s and children’s groups. Additionally, she also served as the American Cancer Society’s South Hampton Roads Relay for Life Honorary Chairwoman in the year 2010 and the Honorary Chairwoman of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in 2011. This is in addition to working on several projects with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Hampton Roads.

Janet also enjoys serving as a mentor to aspiring journalists and her younger colleagues who are new to the industry. The year 2010 saw her being named a Woman of Distinction for the YWCA of the Virginia Peninsula. Before coming to Hampton Roads, she was working for an ABC Affiliate station, WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. She has also previously worked in Washington D.C. and for WITI-TV located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

While she was reporting in Milwaukee, her documentary on domestic violence, “Hurting to Healing,” garnered several local and regional awards, which include an Emmy. She was also honored by the City of Milwaukee for her continuing coverage of the issue of domestic violence. Away from work. she is a proud member of First Baptist Church Denbigh in Newport News. She is also a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Janet Roach’s Net Worth

In Janet’s career as an Anchor and Reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Janet Roach Salary

She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Janet Roach Husband and Kids

Roach is happily married to her husband, Harold. Together with her husband, the duo are proud parents to their two teens, Gabrielle, and Trevor. As a family, they reside in Newport News, United States.

Janet Roach Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 5.4K followers, around 9.2K followers on her Facebook page, and about 800 followers on her Instagram account.