Jane Velez-Mitchell (TV program)

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Jane Velez-Mitchell
Genre Current affairs program
Presented by Jane Velez-Mitchell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network HLN
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 17, 2008 – October 13, 2014
Preceded by Glenn Beck
Followed by Various
External links
Website www.hlntv.com/shows/jane-velez-mitchell/

Jane Velez-Mitchell is a current affairs TV show on HLN hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell. It aired weeknights at 7 pm ET. It debuted as Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell in October 2008 before rebranding as simply Jane Velez Mitchell in February 2012. Velez-Mitchell previously worked for HLN's Nancy Grace as producer and fill-in host, and continued to function in the fill-in capacity until her departure in late 2014.

The show is known for its strong opinions on what it reports. According to the show's website, the program "stands up for the less fortunate and demands justice for all."[1] The show spotlit many issues, such as homicides, celebrity controversies, political controversies, cold cases, and other "hot topics." The show normally had a panel of five or six guests, along with Velez-Mitchell.

In 2010, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" for the segment "Gay Teen Mutilated" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.[2]

The show was retitled as simply Jane Velez-Mitchell in February 2012, with Velez-Mitchell jokingly explaining that the change was due to her having gotten over her "issues".[3]

Velez-Mitchell was also a substitute host on HLN's Showbiz Tonight.

On October 14, 2014, the program was unexpectedly canceled by CNN as part of continuing budget cuts across the entire organization under the "Turner 2020" reorganization initiative, with the day before's program being the last to air. As with nearly all of the program removals over the last year on HLN, Forensic Files repeats are expected to fill the timeslot.[4]


  1. ^ "Show Pages - ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell". CNN.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ "21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards - English Language Nominees". Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ariens, Chris (2012-02-03). "No More ‘Issues’ For Jane Velez-Mitchell". TV Newser. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  4. ^ Ariens, Chris (14 October 2014). "Jane Velez Mitchell Show Canceled". TVNewser. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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