Jana Shortal

Minnesota Features

March 13, 2019

Taylor Anderson|Lake Time Magazine

Jana Shortal

REPORTER, CO-ANCHOR

Jana Shortal is co-anchor of KARE 11's "Breaking the News," and an outspoken advocate for women and LGBTQ people. She is a role model worthy reporter always fighting to tell the peoples' story with empathy and compassion all while overcoming her own adversity.

Carly Danek

WHAT'S YOUR MISSION?
To tell the stories. That's all it's ever been, no matter what.
No matter if they are unpopular or uncomfortable, to tell the stories of ALL in our community. Fairly, accurately, and with compassion.

In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up?
I re-visit the letters and messages from those who are my quiet cheerleaders.
I search for teachings from my faith.
I hold my partner's hand.
And I play with my 2-year-old best friend, Theo.


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