Jen Wahl is a reporter, meteorologist, and traffic anchor for 12News. Jen joined 12News in February 2016.
Prior to joining Team 12, Jen worked at KSNV, the NBC Las Vegas affiliate as a reporter and meteorologist. Earlier in her career, she worked as reporter and weather anchor at KBOI, the CBS affiliate in Boise, Idaho and morning weather anchor at KRNV, the NBC affiliate in Reno, Nevada.
An Arizona native, Jen grew up in Gilbert and graduated from Mesquite High School there. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Arizona State University and her master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also earned her meteorology degree from Mississippi State University.
Over the years, Jen has covered everything from immigration and drug smuggling stories at the Arizona-Mexico border to wildfires raging across Arizona and Nevada. She was also recognized with an Emmy Award for her reporting and producing roles in a documentary on border and immigration issues in South Africa.
In addition to reporting, Jen is passionate about meteorology and has forecasted intense snowstorms in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and desert southwest thunderstorms during the Monsoon.
Jen is married and has three children with her husband Brian: a son, Oliver and daughters Adalyn and Charlotte. Three little ones under the age of four makes for a fun and crazy home!
They also have a little dog named Jalapeno.
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