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...Janelle Marie is a traffic reporter and fill-in weather anchor for KRON 4 News.She joined KRON 4 in June 2001. Marie comes to KRON 4 with over 12 years of broadcasting experience.She
start in broadcasting in a rather unique way.She
was the winner of a K101 radio contest in 1989.The winner was granted the position of morning traffic reporter for the station.Marie
says that her
chances of winning the contest were greatly improved when one of the other contestants got sick in the back of the helicopter!
After that, the broadcasting bug bit her
never looked back.She
continued to report the traffic from choppers and cessnas.Some of her
reporting highlights for KCBS include special reports on the aftermath of the 1989 earthquake and the terrifying Oakland Hills firestorm in 1991. Prior to KRON 4, Marie was a morning feature reporter at KPIX-TV in San Francisco and a weather forecaster for KNTV in San Jose.She
was also the weekend weather forecaster at KSBW-TV in Monterey/Salinas. Marie graduated with a degree in Communications from San Diego State University and received a Certificate of Meteorology from Mississippi State.