Member of the Board
Jane Velez-Mitchell is a former CNN anchor, and the founder/editor of JaneUnChained News, a non-profit, social media news network reporting on animal rights, veganism, health and climate change. With about 50 volunteer citizen journalists around the world, the videos are seen by millions. JaneUnChained.com's daily vegan cooking show via Facebook features some of the best vegan chefs in the world. She also has an award winning documentary and a vegan cooking show on Amazon Prime.
Jane has won four Genesis Awards/commendations from the Humane Society of the United States for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named Velez-Mitchell Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013 Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, she was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received PETA’s Nanci Alexander Award.
Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers. She is active in the LGBTQ community and lives in Los Angeles with her rescues: three dogs and a cat.