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.

Weather damage keeps San Jose parks closed

San Jose parks are still reeling from the heavy January rains, and the recent onslaught of wet and windy weather isn’t helping. Sixteen parks around the city are closed and it’s unclear when they will reopen. In the last three months, a relentless number of atmospheric river storms have pounded the Bay Area. Rain coupled with strong...

San Jose council meeting starts with drag performance

San Jose is sending a clear message it stands by the LGBTQ community as other parts of the country double down on outlawing drag shows. The San Jose City Council started its Tuesday meeting with a performance by local drag artist WooWoo Monroe—a first in city history. Councilmember Omar Torres invited Monroe to protest anti-drag legislation proposed in Republican-majority states...