"Wikipedia" - Janet Jenkins - Alvarez
Janet Jenkins-Alvarez is an American journalist. Jenkins-Alvarez is a former international correspondent for CNN and current Lead Anchor for the Raleigh, North Carolina ABC affiliate, ABC-11 (WTVD).
Early Life and Education
Janet was born to Barry and Patricia Jenkins on November 2nd, 1975 in Raleigh, NC. The family moved to the neighboring town of Wake Forest soon after. She attended public Wake County schools for her primary and secondary education. She began at Wake Forest Elementary in the fall of 1980 and graduated from Wake Forest - Rolesville High School in the spring of 1994. After graduation, Janet chose to attend The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Journalism in May of 1998.
Within days of her graduation from UNC - Chapel Hill, Janet began work as a fact checker at Raleigh's CBS affiliate, WRAL. She was promoted to their Research department in December of 1999.
In May of 2000, Janet was headhunted by WRAL's rival station ABC-11 (WTVD) for a position on their ABC-11 Investigates team. She accepted and began her work there in June, helping to uncover a variety of unsavory information about local matters. The following December, Janet broke her first big story. After a routine background interview with Leroy Teague, the owner/operator of Leroy's Rent-to-Own Wheel and Tire Emporium, Janet took the opportunity to look around his business and discovered a secret wall panel in his office. Behind the wall was evidence that Leroy was, in fact, the man responsible for a string of grisly, unsolved murders involving middle-aged women with red hair. Janet alerted the Raleigh Police Department and broke the story on the 7 p.m. newscast that evening. When asked how she even thought to look for a hidden panel, Janet is quoted as saying "He just seemed so nervous during the interview that I knew he must be hiding something major." The story led to Janet receiving a good deal of recognition in Raleigh and the surrounding area.
For the next year, Janet attempted to turn her local success into a chance at something larger. She sent resumes to the national news departments of ABC, CBS, and NBC as well as the cable news channels of CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. In December of 2001, CNN finally offered her a position as a segment producer. She began with simple domestic assignments, but was soon moved on to larger international ones. In February 2002, Janet received the biggest break of her career to date. While on assignment in Afghanistan, Alice Allen, the on-air foreign talent that Janet was assigned to, was stricken with a sudden and extremely debilitating case of food poisoning. With no other substitute available, Janet stepped in front of the camera for the next week. As a result, she was offered a position as a full-time, on-air foreign correspondent. After a brief vacation to marry her lover and cameraman Martin Alvarez, Janet (now Janet Jenkins-Alvarez) began her tenure by reporting on the Funeral of the Queen Mother. Over the next eight years, Janet reported on a variety of high profile stories including the War in Afghanistan, The Iraq War, and the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. Her ability to get to the heart of a story and make it connect on a very human level made her one of CNN's most visible and famous correspondents.
Return to ABC-11
In March of 2010, just after her 8th anniversary with CNN, a personal tragedy made it necessary for Janet to request a leave of absence from her duties at the network and return to Raleigh. She would not resume her position with the cable news giant. Instead, she chose to stay in Raleigh and accepted a position as Lead Anchor for ABC-11 News. She currently appears most often on the Monday-Friday news broadcasts at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. She also does occasional stories with the ABC-11 Investigates team.
Personal Life and Family
Janet's parents, Barry and Patricia Jenkins, were casualties of the terrorist attack on Raleigh's Moore Square, which took place just after midnight on January 1st, 2001.
Janet was married to Martin Alvarez, a cameraman with CNN, on February 20th 2002 at Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The two divorced in 2009 after seven years of marriage. Martin put forth allegations of spousal neglect and demanded a large settlement. However, evidence of long standing infidelity on Martin's part activated a clause in the couple's pre-nuptial agreement which left him with nothing.
Janet's younger sister, Magenta Jenkins, survived the Moore Square attack only to disappear under mysterious circumstances in March of 2010. There were widespread rumors of mental instability and possible drug use, but nothing has been confirmed. She left behind twin daughters, Sarah and Sienna Jenkins. Janet was named their sole guardian in her sister's legal paperwork.
In her 2011 memoir "The World and All Its Wonders" Alice Allen wrote at length about the now famous case of food poisoning that put Janet's career on the fast track. She leveled the accusation that Janet deliberately gave her tainted food. Allen's source for this information has not been confirmed. Janet chose not to sue for character defamation and revealed publicly for the first time that Alice was her ex-husband, Martin's, long standing mistress.
*DISCLAIMER* This document refers to events that take place in a fictional, alternate version of the world at large. Any mention of existing organizations is strictly within this context and none of the events described have actually occurred.
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