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

  • RURAL MEDICINE: Pathway For Medical Students

    Posted on: 6:35 pm, February 17, 2014, by

    There is a critical shortage of family doctors in rural Iowa. For some, that means an hour long drive for...
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  • BRIDAL GOWNS: Raising Money For Breast Cancer

    Posted on: 8:09 pm, February 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:11pm, February 16, 2014

    A nationwide tour made a stop in the metro on Sunday. Soon-to-be brides shopped for a good deal on wedding...
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  • PRIVACY LAW: Drone Bill Clears House Committee

    Posted on: 5:57 pm, February 12, 2014, by

    State lawmakers are taking steps to protect Iowans from the watchful eye in the sky.  In a unanimous vote Wednesday,...
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  • HANDYMAN ARRESTED: Hidden Cameras Found

    Posted on: 5:52 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:55pm, February 10, 2014

    A Grundy Center man is accused of placing hidden cameras inside a house and secretly recording the people inside. “They...
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  • REFRESHER COURSE: First Responders Brush Up Skills

    Posted on: 7:22 pm, February 9, 2014, by , updated on: 07:24pm, February 9, 2014

    First responders from across the state are getting a refresher course in life-saving skills.  Two dozen EMTs and paramedics brushed...
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  • MOVING SNOW: Door To Door Shovelers

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, February 5, 2014, by

    The blowing and drifting snow made clearing driveways and sidewalks a real chore this morning.  Some homeowners didn’t hesitate to...
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  • OWNER CHARGED: Starving Pit Bull Eats Other Dog

    Posted on: 6:19 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, February 4, 2014

    A Des Moines man faces criminal charges in a disturbing case of animal cruelty.  Police found two Pitbulls severely underweight...
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  • ROAD RULES: Where Iowa Drivers Rank

    Posted on: 10:37 pm, February 3, 2014, by

    They’re the drivers we all try to avoid.  The ones who swerve in and out of traffic and cut off...
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  • SCHOOL SHOOTING: Culprit May Have Gang Ties

    Posted on: 7:02 pm, February 3, 2014, by

    Des Moines police investigating a shooting outside a Des Moines high school Friday night say the incident may have gang...
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  • TEAM EXTREME: Iowa Ice Fishing Competition

    Posted on: 7:28 pm, February 2, 2014, by

    Sunday’s sunshine and cold made for perfect conditions for one extreme sport.  Area anglers competed in an ice fishing tournament...
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  • FAMILY VALUES: Religious Group Rallies At Capitol

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, January 28, 2014, by

    Life, marriage, and family.  Those three things brought Iowans together for a rally and lobby session in the State Capitol....
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  • LIVE HEALTHY: Iowans Take Wellness Challenge

    Posted on: 7:25 pm, January 26, 2014, by , updated on: 01:24am, January 27, 2014

    Iowans are ready to take the challenge to live healthy. “I really want to make the healthy lifestyle change once...
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