Janelle debuts as runway model

Co-host Janelle Wang was a celebrity guest runway model at a fashion show this weekend.

Janelle Wang was a celebrity guest runway model in the 83rd Annual Fashion Show Gala for the Junior League of San Francisco. It took place at the Fairmont San Francisco on Saturday night. Janelle hit the runway after only a few lessons. The show is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Junior League of San Francisco. The organization supports Bay Area programs through grants, volunteerism and leadership. The fashion show featured the latest spring fashions from Macy’s.

Janelle Wang is a co-host on ABC7’s new daytime talk show “The View from the Bay.” She co-hosts the lifestyle and entertainment program with Spencer Christian. The live one hour show airs every weekday at 3 p.m. It’s the first local program to be streamed live on the internet each day at www.viewfromthebay.com. The show can also been seen on the digital channels of other ABC owned and operated stations around the country, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.

Janelle joined ABC7 in February 2003 as a news reporter. She covered a wide range of issues including crime, politics and transportation. Her reports have included the deadly Paso Robles earthquake on the Central Coast, the Steroid Scandal in professional sports, and the inauguration ceremony of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

She was also assigned to cover the Scott Peterson murder trial, where she provided extensive live reports. Her daily trial notes from inside the courtroom were posted on abc7news.com and read by people as far away as South America and Europe.

Prior to joining ABC7, Janelle worked in Portland, Oregon where she anchored one of the city’s top rated morning shows. Her many reporting assignments included the violent WTO protests in Seattle and the Thurston High School Shooting. She was also honored for her coverage of a massive landslide that destroyed dozens of homes in Washington State. Besides Portland, Janelle has worked in Salinas, California and Medford, Oregon. But she is a Bay Area native and thrilled to be home.

Janelle graduated from University of California, San Diego where she studied Communication and Economics. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Janelle enjoys working with the Asian community. She also dedicates her time to cancer education and awareness. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys swimming, skiing and playing the piano, which she has done since the age of 3.

Source: abclocal.go.com