Maddie Janssen joined the 17 News team in August 2009. She began as a reporter, later moving to weekend anchor. Now she has the pleasure of waking up every morning to anchor 17 News at Sunrise.
Maddie attended the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. Her first job in TV news took her to Billings, Montana. But after two years, she was ready to be close to family again, and luckily, there was an opening at KGET.
As a Bakersfield native, (and a Driller,) Maddie has a special connection with the stories she reports and the people she meets. She loves the opportunities her job affords her to be involved in the community and bring attention to the important stories, issues and good things going on around Kern County.
When she's not working Maddie loves spending time with her husband and their families. She enjoys camping, biking, exploring the outdoors and reading and writing. If you ever have a news tip or story idea, please email Maddie at email@example.com