Who is Janelle Burrell?
Janelle Burrell is a morning and noon anchor at CBS Philly KYW-TV. She joined the station in 2019 and she has since proven to be a trailblazer in this industry. She had previously been employed by WCBS as a reporter and CBSN New York Digital Anchor. Before that, she worked as a reporter and anchor at News 12 Westchester for two years.
Janelle Burrell Age, Parents
Burrell is 40 years old as of 2023. She was born in 1983, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Burrell’s parents, Yhavier M. Burrell and Lloyd G. Burrell Jr. have played a big role in her career.
Her father is a mechanical engineer by profession. He works at GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor manufacturer in East Fishkill, New York, where he focuses on semiconductor operations. Her mother on the other hand is a registered nurse at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
Janelle stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Janelle Burrell Education
Burrell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Biology from Penn State University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia University – Graduate School of Journalism.
Janelle Burrell Husband
Burrell married her husband Derricke Dennis on October 30, 2015. The couple hosted their wedding at the Liberty House, an events space in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Their wedding was presided over by a Baptist minister called Rev. Keith C. Treadwell.
Janelle continued to use her name professionally. Just like his wife, Dennis is also a journalist. He works as a morning news anchor at Fox News Headlines 24/7, a satellite radio channel on SiriusXM. It is reported that his first marriage ended in divorce.
Janelle Burrell’s Salary and Net Worth
Burrell earns an average salary of $97,637. Her wages have increased steadily in line with the duties assigned to her. Janelle has an estimated net worth of $900,000. She generates her income from her career as a journalist.
Janelle Burrell Career
Burrell co-anchors CBS News Philadelphia from 4:30 to 8 a.m. alongside Jim Donovan. She began her career in 2013 as an anchor and general assignment reporter for WCBS in New York City, before moving to Philadelphia to join the team.
She was also a member of the anchor group that assisted in the introduction of CBS News New York, the station’s digital channel. Janelle was a part of the news team at WCBS, where she covered important stories such as the 2014 Super Bowl, the Pope’s visit to New York, and the terrorist truck attack on Manhattan’s West Side.
She also highlighted the results of an unprecedented investigation into a purported cover-up in the public housing system in New York City. Janelle has been a reporter for Time Warner Cable News-Binghamton and News 12 Westchester. She also performed backstage duties at MSNBC and WNYW Fox 5 in New York.
Janelle, originally from New York, graduated with a degree in English and a minor in biology from Penn State University. She had her first experience of television while working as an intern at Central Pennsylvania’s PBS station, WPSU-TV.