Jeanette grew up on the central coast of California. She lived in Capitola, in the Monterey Bay area through high school, then went to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She spent her first few years in the broadcasting business there, working for a local radio station and KSBY-TV (NBC).
She made her move to the midwest when she took a job at KCCI-TV (CBS) in Des Moines, Iowa and covered everything from tornados to the state fair and the presidential caucuses. When Jeanette was an anchor for KCCI-TV the station was honored with a national Edward R Murrow award for overall excellence. She also hosted Better Homes and Gardens nationally syndicated show focusing on travel, food, landscaping and design.
In March of 2005 she ventured north to the Twin Cities to take a job at WCCO-TV. She worked there for four years, until this past March when the bad economy caught up with her too and she was laid off. She's been honored with awards from the Associated Press, the Iowa and Minnesota Broadcasting Associations and received regional Emmy awards for her reporting and anchoring as well as two regional Edward R Murrow awards for her reporting.
Jeanette left Minneapolis and took a job at KSBY-TV
in 2010, and in doing so, moved back home. She anchors the evening and late night newscasts there and does a weekly segment called "No Place Like Home"
where she profiles all the great little getaways to be found on the Central Coast. You can check out those hot spots by clicking here
. And you can watch KSBY News on-line at 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 10pm and 11pm pacific time on ksby.com.