Ja’Nel Johnson

Western Region Manager • Solutions Journalism Network
Last edited June 28, 2021

Before joining SJN, Ja’Nel assisted in the creation of KXTV’s Race and Culture Team. Ja’Nel has long had a passion for reporting on the Black experience and elevating the voices of underrepresented communities. During her time as a reporter, she created a wide range of stories for radio, television and digital platforms. While working at Louisville Public Media, she underscored the health and wellness challenges facing many Black people in Kentucky by producing “Sick & Tired: A Series Examining Health Disparities Among Black People in Kentucky.” Ja’Nel also served as news director for KVNO.