Janice Broach is a veteran reporter with more than 20 years of experience in television news.
She has traveled the world covering stories, sometimes in dangerous areas. Her trip to cover the Rwandan refugee crisis brought back disturbing, eye-opening images to the Mid-South. She has also traveled to China and Vietnam for stories about Mid-South doctors helping people with facial deformities.
Janice was the only broadcast journalist chosen to witness the execution of Sedley Alley. She then spoke to the media about it across Tennessee.
Janice was at the Pentagon right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was there when investigators tested James Earl Ray’s rifle in Rhode Island.
Janice has a B.A. in psychology with a minor in history and an M.S. in counseling/psychology.
Watch Janice on WMC Action News 5 weekdays at 10 p.m.
Riding a MATA bus this week has been free for passengers as MATA tries to help out during the coronavirus outbreak. But beginning next week MATA is dropping some routes and adding a 3 more which means some people might not have a way to get to work.
Shelby County Schools announced Friday it will no longer be providing food for students while they are out of class for weeks on end. The district's plan to use its central nutrition center is canceled after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.
Thursday afternoon, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland issued a civil state of emergency as the number of Covid-19 cases continue to grow. Among the restrictions that order creates is no more dining in at Bluff City restaurants.
Many businesses here in Overton Square are closing for at least a week but also offering curbside delivery. It is like other tourist businesses that are not sure what to do during what started out as a record year in Memphis for tourism.
There are already worries about the economic impact from this pandemic, with sports tournaments and concerts being canceled around the country. But Mid-South restaurants says customers are still coming out for now.
Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings held a news conference Thursday, slamming Tennessee Governor Bill Lee's proposal that would allow law-abiding Tennesseans over 21 to carry a gun without a permit.