Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANJax) joined the Action News Jax team as a reporter in 2012.
Lorena has played an integral role in covering the sinking of the SS El Faro and the loss of its 33 crew members. She traveled to The Bahamas to document the debris washing up ashore, went to Washington D.C. for the release of the voyage data recorder transcript, and has covered all three of the Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearings into the sinking.
She’s helped cover impactful stories, including traveling to the Republic of Panama to investigate the link between the Panama Canal’s expansion and the push to deepen the Jaxport harbor to allow for larger ships. While in Panama, she got rare access to the canal zone and spoke exclusively with the CEO of the Panama Canal, Jorge Quijano.
Lorena has also covered military-related stories, including spending three days aboard the USS Iwo Jima on its home-port shift from Norfolk, Virginia, to Jacksonville. The ship brought thousands of sailors and their families to Northeast Florida, boosting the local economy. She was also the first local reporter to break the news about a royal visit to the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine.
Aside from reporting you’ll also see her anchoring from time to time.
Lorena joined the Action News Jax team from Orlando, Florida, where she was a multimedia journalist for Univision Orlando.
While in Central Florida, she covered the case against George Zimmerman as well as other high-profile cases, such as the disappearance of Michelle Parker and the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. She also had the opportunity to cover the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Lorena began her journalism career in the Texas Panhandle, where she was the only bilingual reporter, anchor and producer for KFDA NewsChannel10 and its sister station, Telemundo Amarillo. Before that, she worked as a camera operator and studio tech at WTVJ NBC6.
She was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents. Her passion for the news industry began in high school. She quickly realized the power of information and her love for telling a good story. Her drive and determination led her to the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from its School of Communication.
When she’s not out covering stories Lorena enjoys spending time with her high school sweetheart turned husband, their two dogs, and visiting her family in South Florida.
Do you have a news tip or a great story idea? Reach out to Lorena via email at LInclan@actionnewsjax.com.