Jeneane Beck joined the University of Iowa in December 2014. She most recently worked for the Iowa Board of Regents as the State Relations Officer at the University of Northern Iowa. Her work in public higher education followed nearly two decades as a reporter, 16 of those spent covering the Iowa Legislature. She began at the Statehouse for WHO radio in 1996 and then joined KUNI in 1999 which later merged into Iowa Public Radio. She was also a guest reporter on the Iowa Public Television program Iowa Press. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in Journalism and Mass Communication.