Jana Kadah

Jana Kadah is an award-winning bilingual journalist and photojournalist covering San Jose City Hall.

Kadah, who grew up, studied and worked in San Jose, has a deep understanding and love for her city. She seeks to translate that into meaningful stories that keep the community informed and hold powerful leaders and institutions to account.

She has experience reporting on breaking news, local government, evictions/homelessness, social movements and everything in between while racking the muck as Bay City News’ South Bay Reporter. Before that, she reported on the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Greece, Italy and Germany while getting her undergraduate degrees in political science and journalism at San Jose State University.

San Jose fast-food workers question city official’s support

Dozens of fast-food workers and their families swarmed San Jose Councilmember David Cohen as he walked to his office, chanting “which side are you on, Cohen?” Members of the California Fast Food Workers Union held posters of his face plastered with the same phrase, and followed the North San Jose representative from the council chambers...

Upcoming San Jose budget avoids shortfall — for now

Contrary to prior predictions, San Jose will not see a budget shortfall this upcoming fiscal year. San Jose is in better financial shape than expected for the 2024-25 budget. The city will not see a surplus or deficit, but will still have to be conservative with spending as it braces for the years ahead, according to...

Former San Jose mayor quietly starts consultancy before congressional run

Congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is best known as San Jose’s former mayor, but now he’s describing himself to voters as a small business owner. The designation on the March 5 primary election ballot may be surprising to some. While Liccardo made a name for himself as a politician, prosecutor and Stanford University professor, businessman hasn’t...