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BEST OF ROANOKE 2019

B EST IN

JEAN
JADHON

YOUR FEMALE
" S TA R O F T H E
CITY"

An
Ambassador
for Roanoke

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wants to inform them in an
unbiased way about what's going
on in this region," she says. "I'm
part of this community too, so
what goes on here really matters
to me."
A native of central New York
state and graduate of St. John
Fisher College, she earned her
master's degree in May 2007
from Hollins University. She also
teaches Broadcast News Writing
at Hollins and Public Speaking
at Virginia Western Community
College. When this Renaissance
woman isn't working, Jadhon
enjoys spending quality time
with family and friends, eating
at local restaurants or grilling
out at home, walks with her
dog Sammy, swimming laps,

shopping or cheering on the
Syracuse Orangemen.
As for Jadhon's love of
Roanoke, it is by far the people
she has met that have "captured
her heart." Second to that are
the area's amazing views. "I love
the change of seasons and the
fact that the winter is shorter
than where I grew up!"
When notified of her win
for our new category, she
says she is "floored and really
honored." For Jadhon, the best
part about being out in the
community is meeting so many
different people and having
the opportunity to tell their
stories. "From presidents and
local leaders to folks on the City
Market ... people treat me like a
friend and I like that!" -LL

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AMY PEARMAN (BOYD PEARMAN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Jean Jadhon is one of the
most trusted names in local
news, thanks to her years of
experience at WDBJ7. She's
covered hundreds of stories,
including the incredibly
challenging and difficult
days of April 16, 2007, when a
gunman opened fire at Virginia
Tech, and August 26, 2015
when a gunman killed two
coworkers and injured another
person being interviewed.
She covered Barack Obama's
presidential campaign visits,
and was the only reporter
allowed backstage access
and a one-on-one interview
with Obama during his 2008
Roanoke visit. She also covered
Mitt Romney's presidential
campaign visit in 2012, as well
as moderated the 2013 Virginia
gubernatorial debate.
And that's barely scratching
the surface of her impressive
career, making her one of the
most recognizable people in
the region. It's easy to see why
readers awarded her Platinum
for "Female Star of the Star
City."
Voters shared their thoughts
on why she deserves the win,
listing "professionalism," "a
great ambassador for the
city and her participation
in community events is
commendable" and "is as
genuine in person as on the
news." Jadhon understands the
importance of her job, and why
local news matters.
"People invite us into
their homes every night and I
think it's important they find
someone they can trust who

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