Former Health Care Reporter
Ja'Nel Johnson developed a love for journalism and health and science in high school, and decided the combination would make for an interesting and fun career.
The Gary, Indiana native comes to Sacramento from Louisville, Kentucky, where she worked as the health reporter at WFPL News.
She has also served as the News Director at KVNO News in Omaha, Neb.
Johnson also has experience working in television production as co-creator of “YESterdays” for the Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network; executive producer of "The Omaha News," a student produced newscast that airs on the local PBS affiliate; and as a production assistant for the Bud Biliken Parade and "Black College Quiz," which are both produced by Central City Productions.
She has written for The Times of Northwest Indiana, The Times and Democrat and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Johnson is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she received a Master of Science in Journalism. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Claflin University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.
January 11, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed more funding for the state's version of Medicaid despite talks that the Affordable Care Act may be repealed.
January 10, 2017
California's flu season is in its early stages and state officials say it's going to be around for awhile.
January 3, 2017
A new study says the use of marijuana among teenagers has varied in states where the drug is now legal.
December 28, 2016
California lawmakers passed new sexual assault laws after a Stanford student served three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
December 27, 2016
Plumas County Sheriff's deputies will soon be better equipped to save lives thanks to a donation.
December 21, 2016
A new law allowing terminally ill patients the chance to try treatments not yet approved by the federal government begins Jan. 1.
December 19, 2016
Republican leaders in the state legislature want Governor Jerry Brown to use new tobacco tax money to fix the state's Denti-Cal program. A state watchdog group called the Denti-Cal program "dysfunctional" in a report earlier this year.
December 13, 2016
Covered California is seeing a surge in enrollment as the Dec. 15 deadline approaches for health insurance coverage to begin Jan. 1.
December 9, 2016
Field Research will no longer release findings from its public opinion survey known as "The Field Poll."
December 8, 2016
Conjoined twins from Sacramento County are now successfully separated and in stable condition at a Bay Area hospital.