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EP-093 Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Jane is UnChained! She is feisty, fierce, and fun while at the same time caring, charismatic, and downright bold in her reporting.  Known as “The Voice for the Voiceless”, Jane Velez-Mitchell has won Emmy’s and numerous awards on her reporting not only in the crime division, but her most outspoken passion, animal rights.  Learn why choosing a Plant-based lifestyle not only shows compassion for the animals, but shows compassion towards yourself and while you’re at it – save the planet!  You don’t need to be a superhero to do it, but I’m tempted to buy Jane a cape for whatever her next crusade happens to be.  Join us today to learn more about this amazing person and what you can do to forward the movement!

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Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and content editor of JaneUnChained, a multi-platform social media news outlet that produces original video content on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle. Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named Velez-Mitchell Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, she was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA’s 35th anniversary. In 2017, she received the Sam Simon Award from Last Chance for Animals.

For six years she hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Previously, she reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities.

Before that she was a news anchor/reporter at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. She is the winner of a Los Angeles Emmy and a New York Emmy for her reporting. She is a graduate of New York University and began her career with reporting stints in Ft Myers, Florida, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books. Her 2014 non-fiction New York Times bestseller, Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias offers a detailed psychological analysis of a salacious trial that gripped the American public. Her other New York Times bestseller is her memoir, iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life. Secrets Can Be Murder delves into the secrecy and deceit embedded in tragic scenarios. Addict Nation: An Intervention for America with co-author Sandra Mohr focuses on our culture’s addictive nature and our obsession with overconsumption.

Jane directed and produced the documentary Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life which won a Gracie award in 2001. She lives with her partner, Donna Dennison, and their 4 companion animals in Los Angeles.

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