In 2020, amidst the challenges of Covid-19, KB Woods was entrusted with creating an online version of The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This event recognizes women who have significantly contributed to the state of Arizona. Among the distinguished inductees was Jana Bommersbach, an acclaimed journalist known for her unwavering commitment to moral journalism.

Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Jana Bommersbach’s educational journey took her from the University of North Dakota to the University of Michigan. She moved to Arizona in 1972 and quickly established herself as a versatile and respected figure in the field of journalism. Her career spanned various roles, including reporter, editor, columnist, investigative reporter, TV newscaster, and author.

Bommersbach’s work is characterized by its breadth and depth, covering nearly every aspect of journalism with integrity and fairness. Her dedication to the truth earned her widespread acclaim and numerous awards, including an Emmy for her Centennial special, “Outrageous Arizona,” and four writing awards from the Arizona Press Club.

Her induction into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020 is a testament to her impact as a journalist and a trailblazer in media. Bommersbach has been a powerful instrument of change throughout her career, consistently emphasizing the importance of honesty and ethical journalism.

As KB Woods captured this significant moment in the Hall of Fame ceremony, it highlighted not only the achievements of these extraordinary women but also the ongoing importance of documenting and celebrating Arizona’s rich history. Jana Bommersbach’s story, in particular, stands as an inspiration for aspiring journalists and all those committed to integrity in their professions.

Watch her interview in the induction ceremony video segment below.