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 joining 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 earned a bachelor’s degree in 2002, and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2006.
Winter is a former national security reporter for The Intercept. She worked as an investigative reporter at FoxNews.com from 2008 to November 2014. She also reported major stories involving wrongdoing at federal agencies, the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security. Jana has also written exclusive reporting on cyber investigations and the use of federal informants.
One of her main reports is the shooting in Aurora in 2012, which brought a lot of commotion at the time, as Jana reported the incident before it happened. She was the first to report, on July 25, 2012, that shooter James Holmes had sent a notebook to his psychiatrist with details about planning his murders. This caused Holmes’ attorney to order law enforcement officers to handle the case.
The defense sought to force Winter to name his confidential law enforcement sources. Winter refused and triggered a nearly two-year legal battle. However, the judge announced that he was postponing any decision on the matter as he was unsure whether the notebook would be admissible at trial. On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by Daniel Arshack, one of James Holmes’ lawyers, essentially blocking any effort to force Jana to reveal her source in court.
Jana Age of Winter
Winter was born in New Jersey, United States, however, personal details regarding his exact age and date of birth are not available at this time.
Spouse Jana Winter
Winter is very secretive about their married life. Still, she has not revealed any information about her partner. Therefore, it is not known whether she is married or dating.
Jana Winter Family
Janes grew up in New Jersey. She has American nationality. However, the information about her parents and siblings is not disclosed to the public.
Jana Winter net worth
Winter has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars. Her main source of income is her career as a broadcast journalist.