Meteorologist Janessa Webb

Email: janessa.webb@news5.com

Twitter: @janessawebb

Facebook: JWebbWeather

Birthplace: Anchorage, Ala.

Education: Winston Salem State, Mississippi State, East Anchorage

Current Position/Job Duties: Meteorologist & Storm Tracker

Previous Work Experience: KIMO-TV, KYUR-TV, KTVA all in Anchorage, Alaska

Joined News 5: April 2015

Most Memorable Stories:  In 2012 Anchorage broke the all-time record for snow of 132.6 inches. In over 30 years of living in Alaska I had never seen that much snow on the ground. The city still operated and normal activities continued, but it was crazy to see piles and piles of snow.

Also, the Crooked Creek flooding disaster in Southwest Alaska. Seeing water destroy an entire community was heartbreaking. This showed me how important it is to be accurate and get information to viewers quickly.

Role Model(s): My parents and sister

Favorite Sports Team(s): Dallas Cowboys, Duke, Cavs

Favorite Music: Gospel, R&B

Favorite Movie: Pursuit of Happiness, Clueless, Forest Gump

Favorite Program: Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life; Chopped; Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Favorite Book:  The Bible; You Can, You Will by Joel Osteen

Favorite Foods: Anything Thai

My passion: To help others

Hobbies & Interests: Basketball, volleyball. hot yoga, CrossFit, running, biking, being with family

Something most people don't know about me: I’m a 3-point threat! I have a mean jump shot.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The people

You're most likely to see me around town at: Church, MetroParks, Walmart, University Circle

Additional Info You Want People to Know about You:  I love to smile and to tell you the weather in a way you understand. Your safety is my number-one concern along with giving you the information quickly and accurately. I’m also very involved in the community, and always willing to help with events to help better NE Ohio.

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