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

  • 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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  • TRAUMA MAMAS: Push For Mental Health Funding

    Posted on: 6:33 pm, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 06:34pm, January 22, 2014

    A group of moms brought a message to the Capitol Wednesday.  They’re pushing for more funding for children’s mental health...
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  • HiSET TEST: New High School Equivalency Test

    Posted on: 2:45 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:24pm, January 21, 2014

    For more than six decades, Iowans who dropped out of high school could get a GED.  Starting today, there’s a...
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  • WARMER WEATHER: Iowans Get Break From Cold

    Posted on: 7:22 pm, January 19, 2014, by

    After spending much of last week cooped up inside, Sunday’s weather gave us all a much-needed break from the cold. ...
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  • CRIME SCENE: Investigators Hone Skills

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, January 15, 2014, by

    They handle major cases in all of Iowa’s 99 counties- everything from homicides to identity theft rings.  On Wednesday, investigators...
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  • POTHOLE PATCHING: Crews Respond To Complaints

    Posted on: 5:19 pm, January 13, 2014, by

    The blast of cold followed by the weekend thaw made for some messy conditions in Des Moines.  Crews spent the...
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