Thursday, March 30, 2006
Where are They Now?: Jane Metzler Now On FOX News Radio
Jane Metzler, a fixture on Albuquerque television news for 12 years, is alive and well in Tenafly, N.J.
She works for FOX News radio in New York City a 40-minute commute from her home.
Metzler left Albuquerque in 1994 after seven years as news anchor for KOAT-TV, four years with KOB-TV and a stint with the TJ Trout morning radio show. Metzler, known for her ever-changing hairdos, said she misses the Duke City and her friends.
"I miss the food, the mountains and the people, most of all," Metzler said in a recent phone interview.
"Randy Travis calls me 'the little girl from Albuquerque.' I still like to think of myself that way."
Metzler got to know Travis and lots of other high-profile folks during her six years as the managing editor for the Imus morning radio program.
After leaving Imus in 2000, Metzler worked for a cable network for three years, co-anchoring a news magazine program and hosting a celebrity interview show. After a year of freelancing, Metzler took the FOX job in 2005.
Through the years, Metzler's focus has been her 13-year-old son. Her days revolve around work and her son's activities, which have propelled her to coach soccer, little league baseball and basketball.
"I've put him first," Metzler said. "It's been worth it he's turning out really well."
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