Janene Drafs
Vice President/General Manager at KTLA 5

Janene Drafs is Vice President and General Manager of Nexstar’s broadcast and digital operations at KTLA in Los Angeles, CA, with oversight of KTLA-TV, KTLA+, ktla.com, and related website, mobile apps and social media channels. Since taking the helm at KTLA in 2020 she has launched Emmy Award winning News and local programming including: KTLA News at 5 p.m., LA Unscripted, and Off the Clock. KTLA is the most watched station in Southern California, with over 110 weekly hours of locally produced News, Entertainment, Lifestyle shows. KTLA also produces red-carpet shows for the Emmy’s, Oscar’s and Critics Choice Awards. Ms. Drafs has deep experience in station and sales management, strategic planning, content creation across an array of media platforms, and an interest in developing community partnerships.

She previously served as the Vice President and General Manager of a combination of media properties serving Seattle, WA, including two local television stations, KOMO-TV (ABC) and KUNS-TV (Univision) and their related digital operations, and three local radio stations KOMO AM/FM, KPLZ, and KVI. Throughout her media career, Ms. Drafs has been deeply involved in the local community, cultivating long-term relationships with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Salvation Army, and The Pike Place Market Foundation, and serving on various boards, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the ABC Board of Governors. She currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Urban League and the California Broadcasting Association board. Ms. Drafs graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in advertising communications.