Assistant News Director, WDAF-TV, Fox 4
Jana Calkins has worked more than 25 years in broadcasting, including 19 years in news management. She has been at WDAF-TV FOX4 in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1999, first as a producer and more than six years as the assistant news director, providing coaching, recruiting and quality control for the newsroom that produces 10.5 hours of local news each weekday. Calkins, a 1996 KU graduate, began her career as a general assignment reporter at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas. While at KU, she served as the news director for KJHK.