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Jane Velez-Mitchell
Born September 29, 1956 (1956-09-29) (age 53)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation News anchor for HLN news network
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Jane Velez-Mitchell (b. September 29, 1956) is an award winning television gossip journalist, often seen commenting on high-profile cases for CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, Fox News, E! and other national cable TV shows. She currently has her own show on HLN, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell (replacing Glenn Beck who moved to Fox News Channel).[1] Velez-Mitchell frequently guest hosts for Nancy Grace on her Headline News show. Velez-Mitchell reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice.


Early life and career

Born to a Puerto Rican mother[2] and an American father, Velez-Mitchell has been on the forefront of many headline news stories during the past decade. She was in the courtroom during the entire child sexual abuse trial against singer Michael Jackson. Her journalistic integrity was criticized by American Chronicle several years later, who felt she had an anti-Jackson bias.[3] During the trial, Velez-Mitchell appeared daily on Nancy Grace. She was featured on CNN’s Larry King Live on several occasions, including on the evening of the verdict.


Velez-Mitchell authored the non-fiction book, Secrets Can Be Murder: What America’s Most Sensational Crimes Tell Us About Ourselves, which delves into the secrets unearthed in more than twenty of the most widely covered murder cases of recent times. The book's premise is that, by studying the secrecy and deceit embedded in these tragic scenarios, we can learn to opt for honesty in our own lives and avoid similar outcomes.

In September 2009, Velez-Mitchell released her memoir on addiction recovery titled iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life.[4]

Personal life

In addition to being one of the few openly gay journalists on television, she also has dedicated her time and resources to various charitable and humane causes.[5] She is well known for her animal rights advocacy, is a vegan and an environmentalist. While working at Celebrity Justice, Velez-Mitchell’s reporting on animal cruelty earned that show two Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States.

She presently resides in Midtown Manhattan with her mother, Anita, who is a former vaudeville performer.[6]


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