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Mistress of Ceremony

Jamel Lanee

Jamel Laneé

Public Information Officer

Mistress of Ceremony


Jamel Lanee’ joined the Tampa Police Department as the Public Information Officer in 2019. Since joining the police department, Jamel has helped create several new initiatives to bring visibility and transparency to the agency.

She is a former anchor/reporter with WFLA News Channel 8. Jamel moved to Tampa in 2015, after working three years at WPTV in West Palm Beach. She has also worked at stations in Alabama (Huntsville) and Florida (Gainesville and Miami).

Jamel is a proud graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, with a BS in Physical Education, Parks and Recreation. She also holds a certification in Television and Radio. She's also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and several community-based organizations.

Born in Philadelphia, Jamel moved to Florida as a young girl, but proudly cheers on the Eagles. Her grandmother wouldn't have it any other way. She is married to Matt and they are proud parents to a baby girl named Sienna.

Jamel is proud to call Tampa Bay home, where she can continue her work as a public servant in a growing and diverse community.