Janine Strafaci is the Emmy Award winning weekday afternoon news anchor for News 12 New Jersey. She can be seen LIVE daily from 2-5PM. Janine joined News 12 New Jersey fifteen years ago during which she covered most of the major news stories that hit the Garden State. During her time at News 12 NJ, Janine has anchored and produced a daily health report and has hosted a weekend health program called “12 To Your Health.”
Janine’s award-winning medical news coverage includes flying with New Jersey's air medical trauma team, NorthStar, featured in our special report "Angels From Above." Janine took a close investigative look at New Jersey's nursing shortage in "On Life Support: A Nursing Crisis." And in her special report, "Is There a Doctor in the House?" Janine took on our state's medical malpractice crisis.
Janine’s work has been recognized by the broadcasting industry through numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards, nine Emmy Award nominations, an Edward R. Murrow Award, seven national Telly Awards, and a number of Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Garden State Journalist awards.
Janine’s active community involvement has also resulted in her receiving many community honors, including the Jaycees Outstanding Citizen of the Year, the New Jersey Education Association's Woman of Accomplishment, UNICO’s Outstanding Italian-American, the NJ Italian-American Police Society’s Woman of the Year, and Morris County’s 2008 Italian American Woman of the Year.
Janine is a Jersey Girl and happy to be home to share her enthusiasm about New Jersey with you, the viewer. Her life, along with her career as a journalist, began in this state. Janine is a graduate of Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington. Janine graduated from Boston University, with honors, with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and a B.A. in French Language and Literature. During college, Janine lived in Paris, France, where she got to hit the airwaves with entertainment reports at Oui FM in Paris. Upon graduating from BU, Janine worked as a newspaper reporter at the Ocean County Observer. From there, she hit the airwaves with news reports at WOBM FM in Ocean County and as a news anchor at Adelphia Cable Channel 8 before arriving at News 12 New Jersey.
Janine enjoys meeting all of you. She takes every opportunity to speak with students and organizations throughout the state to share her pride in New Jersey. “The fact is, News 12 New Jersey is about all of us. It's a service New Jersey was lacking for too long. The stories on News 12 New Jersey are about our families, our friends and us.”