KMIR and KPSE are proud to welcome Janet Zappala to their ever-growing stable of experienced journalists. Beginning Monday, April 21, Zappala will report and produce health and wellness stories for KMIR News.

Zappala brings a wealth of broadcast news experience including reporting and anchoring at stations in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and most recently, San Diego. She has won numerous Emmy awards including Best Host and Best Reporter, and a Golden Mike Award for Best Feature.

Zappala received her Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Villanova University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from CSUN. She is also a Certified Nutritional Consultant earning her certificate from Global College of Natural Medicine and American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to live and work in the Coachella Valley, and to be a part of the stellar team at KMIR,” Zappala says. “Sharing information that will enlighten and inform our viewers about their health and wellness is a privilege.”


David Reese, News Director of KMIR and KPSE, is looking forward to working with Zappala. “We’re excited to bring on board someone with Janet’s breadth of experience,” Reese says. “Her health reporting is another example for KMIR to help make the Coachella Valley a better place to live.”

Zappala has family in the Coachella Valley and is excited to be making the desert her home.