Jannay Towne

13 fascinating facts about Jannay Towne:
• I have been to 47 of the 50 states. The only ones I haven't visited are Kentucky, Vermont and Alaska.
• I have my 9 G pin from flying in an F 16 with the US Air Force Thunderbirds.
• I was born in Seoul, Korea.
• I used to sing in talent shows. My favorite songs were "The Rose" by Bette Midler and Frank Sinatra's " New York, New York".
• In college, I was president of my sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.
• In high school, I qualified for the National Forensic League's speech competition.
• I took piano lessons for more than 10 years, but can't play much more than "Chopsticks".
• I am addicted to caffeine. I need at least a cup every morning to feel awake.
• My first pet was a fish named Sylvia.
• I could live on pizza, french fries and sushi.
• Je parle francais. Translation: I studied French in high school and college.
• My first car was a huge station wagon that seated 9 comfortably.
• I am hooked on Food Network and Bravo (and NBC of course).

Jannay Towne came to Channel 13 in April of 2005 as a reporter for Channel 13 News at 5, 6, & 10pm. In January 2012, she was promoted to co-anchor to Today in Iowa Saturday and Sunday.

She came to Iowa by way of Great Falls, Montana where she was the main anchor. While there, Jannay was recognized with a journalism award for a special report she field anchored during a visit by President Bush. She earned her Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Montana and still cheers for the Grizzlies.

Jannay is very connected with central Iowa. She currently reads to kids each Thursday through the Everybody Wins mentoring program at Monroe Elementary School, is involved in The Pet Project Midwest which helps Iowans keep their beloved pets at home and out of local shelters through its Pet Pantry and volunteers with Cornerstone of Hope Orphanage.

Jannay is a newlywed. She and her husband have a mini dachshund dog (Haley) and two cats. For vacations, She frequently visits her family in Las Vegas.

Recent Articles

  • DAY 101: Legislative Session In Overtime

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, April 23, 2014, by

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  • CHILD DEATH: Few Answers In Accidental Shooting

    Posted on: 5:48 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    Des Moines police say the shooting death of a child appears to be an accident. “Anytime during an investigation, it...
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  • OFF-ROADING DEATH: Exhaust Fumes Likely Contributed

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    A 21-year-old man died following an accident in a wooded area near the Des Moines River by the Great Ape...
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  • DEATH INVESTIGATION: Body Found Near Car Fire

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, April 20, 2014, by

    A 911 call for a car fire turned into a death investigation in West Des Moines this morning. Police and...
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  • TRAIN DEATH: Teen Dies Boarding Moving Train

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, April 20, 2014, by

    A teenager was killed trying to jump onto a moving train in Des Moines. It happened around 1:15 AM at...
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  • INMATE ESCAPE: Detainee Transfers Under Review

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:39pm, April 18, 2014

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  • MONEY TRAIL: Federal Dollars Possibly Used

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Iowa lawmakers are following the money trail. Today, they learned it’s possible American taxpayers, not just Iowa taxpayers, footed the...
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  • CLOSE TIES: Des Moines Sends Prayers To Kansas

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    State and federal authorities are now investigating shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas. Frazier Cross Jr. is accused of...
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  • ARRESTS MADE: 2014 VEISHEA Events Canceled

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:40pm, April 9, 2014

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  • LGBTQ YOUTH: Conference Teaches Difference Is OK

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Hundreds of Iowa students, educators and parents came together Tuesday for a common cause. Iowa Safe Schools hosted the annual...
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  • ATF INVESTIGATES: Roof Collapse ‘Sounded Like A Jet Engine’

    Posted on: 5:42 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    A team of federal investigators has joined local and state agencies at the site where the historic Younkers Building once...
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  • POLITICAL FIGHT: Boy, 8, Helping To Combat Bullying

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    It began as a response to what he saw on TV and on the playground. After spreading the word to...
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