Jane is happy to be in South Texas, co-anchoring 3 News First Edition, which airs weekdays from 5-7 a.m.
Jane's broadcasting experience spans over 15 years in radio and television. She moved to the Coastal Bend most recently from Denver, where she was a reporter and anchor at KCNC. Her stories were featured on CNN and HLN.
Prior to her post in Denver, Jane was a morning fixture on the top television station in Los Angeles, KABC. In addition to reporting on breaking news, weather, and traffic, she also covered entertainment and human interest stories. Her feature story on a Ventura County middle school that added skateboarding to its curriculum was picked up by ABC network news. She anchored the inaugural live webcast of the Academy Awards Arrivals Show, "On The Red Carpet" in 2007 and subsequent red carpet shows for the international broadcast of "An Evening at the Academy Awards." A former competitor in Latin Ballroom and Salsa, Jane also served as "resident dance expert" for KABC's local coverage of the ABC hit "Dancing with the Stars."
Jane, a native of the Philippines, is the eldest of three children, whose father is an engineer, and mother a nutritionist. After stops in Canada, New York and New Jersey, the Monreals headed south to sunny South Florida where they finally settled. While at the University of Miami, Jane was crowned "Miss Asian American Florida" and was captain of the nationally ranked "SunSations" dance team. She graduated with honors, receiving her Bachelors degree in International Finance and Marketing. After working a summer internship at NBC, Jane moved to Los Angeles with the intent of entering the business side of entertainment.
A reporter was born when she started producing and delivering traffic reports on all-news radio station KFWB. Her contribution to the afternoon newscast garnered her a Golden Mike Award. She served as an airborne reporter, covering the North Hollywood shootout in 1997, as well as brush fire season in Orange and L.A. counties. Shortly after 9-11, she became an international correspondent for KFWB, filing reports from the Philippines on the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist cell linked to Al-Qaeda.
Jane took a brief break from on-air news and returned to her business roots to co-found enCompass Entertainment, a production company aimed at merging original entertainment programming with inspirational themes.
When there's time, Jane loves to travel, and so far her favorite cities are Buenos Aires, Prague and Playa del Carmen, where she and her husband married. Now they enjoy exploring their new home in the Coastal Bend, including its lush golf courses. Jane also regularly practices yoga and of course, enjoys dancing.
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