Janelle Wang anchors NBC Bay Area News weeknights at 5pm with co-anchor Raj Mathai. She also reports on NBC Bay Area news at 6pm.
Janelle’s award winning-journalism career has taken her up and down the West Coast. She began in Medford, Oregon where she wrote scripts on a typewriter. From there, she made stops in Salinas, CA and Portland, OR.
Prior to joining NBC Bay Area, Janelle spent more than 8 years at KGO-TV ABC7 in San Francisco. While there, she reported on stories ranging from the deadly San Bruno gas fire to the steroid scandal in professional sports. She also covered the Scott Peterson murder trial where people as far away as South America and Europe read her daily trial notes from inside the courtroom.
During Janelle's time at KGO-TV, she also hosted the afternoon talk show "The View from the Bay" for its entire 4 year run. Guests included Presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. Janelle's popularity and viewer appeal on that show landed her a guest co-hosting spot with Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly.”
In her spare time, you can find Janelle watching the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, and San Jose Sharks. She also spends her time promoting cancer awareness and encouraging people to join the National Marrow Donor Registry.