Janelle Bludau joined the KHOU 11 News team in June of 2017 as a General Assignment Reporter, and is so excited to finally call Houston home!

A true product of the Lone Star State, Janelle was born and raised in the small town of Hallettsville, and is proud to be a Fightin' Texas Aggie, Class of 2011, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a minor in Journalism.

Her first job as a reporter brought her back closer to home to Victoria, Texas. Janelle began her career in journalism as a web producer for KAVU-TV, but was quickly promoted to an on-air reporter. There she covered a wide range of local news, from elections to the capture of the first live chupacabra! After a year as a reporter, she was promoted to the Weekend Anchor/Weekday Reporter.

After more than two years at KAVU-TV, Janelle accepted a position as reporter out West, in Fresno, California at the CBS/NBC Duopoly, KGPE/KSEE-TV. There, she was able to cover a wide range of stories in a beautiful environment – just an hour away Yosemite National Park!

Janelle worked for six months as a freelance reporter at KPRC-TV in Houston before joining KHOU-TV. She is so excited to continue her passion for journalism in a city that she loves.

When she's not working, you can find Janelle outside, most likely near a beach or pool if possible! She loves to travel, cook and explore everything Houston has to offer.

If you would like to share your story with Janelle, email her at jbludau@khou.com!

If you could trade lives with someone for a day, who would that be?

Queen Elizabeth – I love β€œThe Crown!”

What is your favorite mobile app?

Probably.. Pinterest - for the recipes!

What is something you wouldn't leave the house without?

As sad as it is, my cell phone.

What is your favorite part about working in news?

Every day is something new, but the people are really what makes it memorable.

What is always in your refrigerator and you cannot live without?

It's got to be dark chocolate - but technically it's in my freezer..

What are your favorite movies?

It's too hard to have a favorite, but I'd have to say any movie with Julia Roberts.

What is your source of motivation when working out?

My playlist - the only thing that keeps me going!

What is one thing about you most people would be surprised by?

I own a clothing store/coffee shop with my mother and sister. Another dream of mine. :)

What Else Would You Like to Add?

I wouldn't be where I am today without the love and support of my family and friends. For that, I am forever grateful.