Jana Winter Biography
Jana Winter is an American journalist widely known for being the first to report that James Holmes had sent a notebook to his University of Colorado psychiatrist Lynn Fenton with details about his premeditated plan to kill people before he allegedly did so. Previously, she worked for Fox News since she joined in 2008.
She grew up in New Jersey and attended Montclair High School. After graduating from high school, Jana enrolled at Emory University where she obtained an undergraduate degree in 2002, and a master’s in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2006.
Winter is a former National Security Reporter at The Intercept. She worked as an investigative news reporter at FoxNews.com from 2008 until November 2014. She has also reported major stories which involved wrongdoing at federal agencies, the Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security. Jana also wrote exclusive reports on cyber investigations and the use of federal informants.
One of her major stories coverage is the Aurora shooting in 2012, which brought a lot of commotion at the time since Jana has reported the incident early before it happen. She was the first to report, on July 25, 2012, that shooter James Holmes had sent a notebook to his psychiatrist with details about his planning killings. This caused Holmes’ attorney to order law enforcement personnel on the case.
The defense sought to force Winter to name her confidential law enforcement sources. Winter refused and set off a nearly two-year legal battle. However, the judge announced he was postponing any ruling on the issue, as he was not sure whether the notebook will be admissible at trial. On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court denied the appeal brought by Daniel Arshack, one of the lawyers for James Holmes, essentially blocking any effort to force Jana to reveal her source in court.
Jana Winter Age
Winter was born in New Jersey, United States, however, personal details about her exact age and date of birth are currently not available.
Jana Winter Spouse
Winter is very secretive about her marital life. Nevertheless, she has not revealed any information about her partner. Therefore it is unknown whether she is married or dating.
Jana Winter Family
Janes grew up in New Jersey. She holds American nationality. However, information concerning her parents and sibling are not disclosed to the public.
Jana Winter’s Net worth
Winter has an estimated net worth of between $ 1 million-$ 5 million dollars. Her primary source of income is her career as a broadcasting journalist.