In 2011, Rochelle Herman-Walrond came forward as a whistleblower in the case of Jared Fogle, the former spokesperson for Subway restaurants who was convicted of child pornography and sex crimes.
Herman-Walrond worked as an FBI informant and helped to gather evidence that ultimately led to Fogle’s conviction.
In the years since the case, many people have wondered what happened to Herman-Walrond. Where is she now?
What has she been doing since her role in the Fogle case? In this article, we’ll explore those questions and take a closer look at the life of Rochelle Herman-Walrond.
Who is Rochelle Herman-Walrond?
Rochelle Herman-Walrond was born in 1965 in Long Island, New York. She later moved to Florida and worked as a journalist, specializing in true crime stories.
It was during her work as a journalist that she became involved in the case of Jared Fogle.
The Jared Fogle Case
Herman-Walrond first met Jared Fogle in 2007, when she interviewed him for a news story about his weight loss journey.
Fogle told her that he had lost weight by eating Subway sandwiches and that he had become the company’s spokesperson as a result. He also mentioned that he had a fondness for children.
Herman-Walrond became suspicious of Fogle’s comments and behavior and decided to contact the FBI.
She agreed to work as an informant and wear a wire to record conversations with Fogle.
Over the course of several years, she recorded many conversations in which Fogle discussed his interest in children and his involvement in child pornography and sex crimes.
In 2015, Fogle was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.
He ultimately pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison.
After the Fogle Case
After the Fogle case, Herman-Walrond continued to work as a journalist and advocate for child safety.
She has given interviews about her role in the case and has spoken out about the importance of reporting suspected child abuse and exploitation.
Herman-Walrond has also been recognized for her work as a whistleblower. In 2016, she received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for her role in the Fogle case.
The award is given annually to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to their communities through service.