Former WGAL Anchor Janelle Stelson Announces Congressional Bid

By Kevin Eck 

Former Lancaster, Pa., anchor Janelle Stelson has announced her campaign for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District seat.

“I have lived and worked in Central Pennsylvania for nearly 40 years. It has been my honor to tell the stories of thousands of people. But there’s one story that’s getting harder to ignore, because it keeps getting worse: Our Congressman, Scott Perry,” Stelson said in her video campaign announcement.

Stelson left Harrisburg, Pa., station WGAL in September. She’s also worked at WTAE in Pittsburgh. She’ll join, what Harrisburg ABC affiliate WHTM said, is “a crowded Democratic primary with the hopes of facing incumbent Republican Scott Perry in November.”


The date for Pennsylvania’s spring primary remains undecided as state lawmakers consider two bills to move the election to either late March or early April.