Maddie Janssen is the anchor for the Emmy Award winning 17 News at Sunrise. Maddie is a Bakersfield native, Driller ’04 alumni, and 2007 graduate from Chapman University. This local girl relishes waking up before the crack of dawn, (if her three kids let her sleep that long) to help Kern County residents start their day with all the news they need to know, and hopefully a smile and a laugh. Maddie has been with KGET since 2009. Before that she was a reporter at KULR8 in Billings, Montana.
In 2019 the Janssens moved up to Tehachapi where they love hiking, biking, exploring, and raising their chickens in the mountain air.
Maddie is passionate about health and wellness, stories that uplift and empower her community, and has a special interest in issues that affect children and families. If you have a story idea, reach out! And if you see her and the family out and about, make sure to say, “hi!”