Janela Carrera began her career in broadcast working as a radio news reporter for KTKB 101.9 FM. She gained experience in print as an investigative reporter for a local newspaper before she finally landed her dream job as a TV News Anchor and reporter with the Pacific News Center. Within three short years and after proving her ability to stay on top of breaking news and produce powerful stories, Janela was promoted to the position of Assistant News Director for PNC’s News First. She also has a weekly fashion column in the Sunday Variety.
Janela graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. After high school, she spent several years living in Las Vegas where she gained some experience in the media industry working for Las Vegas Magazine and helping the editorial department with various editorial tasks. She returned to Guam after seven years in the desert to be closer to family and to pursue her dreams in broadcast.
Janela has a passion for telling compelling stories. She has written and directed several documentaries that followed a team of Guam doctors and nurses to the Philippines for a medical mission in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Haiyan.
Janela’s first love has always been acting. In high school, she was active in drama class and was cast in numerous theater productions outside of high school as well. She landed the leading role in the Filipino full length feature Mga Dayo: Resident Aliens, an award winning film shot entirely on Guam.
Janela is married to Jorel Carrera and together they have three children: TJ, Caris and Jamon. She loves to travel and has been to several cities and countries around the world.
Janela’s hobbies include playing the guitar, reading and cooking. Just a few of her favorite things: wine, lipstick and travel.