Jenna Morton

Jenna joined WQAD in August, 2012.

Born and raised in Springfield, she received a Bachelors in Radio/Television at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale.
While at SIUC, she was actively involved in their live student-produced television newscast which aired on the PBS affiliate.
She then continued her education and got her Master's in Public Affairs Reporting at University of Illinois Springfield.

Outside of reporting Jenna likes to hang out with family and friends, read, travel, and cook.

Jenna looks forward keeping you informed, meeting the community and telling their stories. She is excited to be in the Quad Cities and would love to hear from anyone with a good story to tell.

Recent Articles

  • Grant could help struggling QC schools

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    Some of the Quad Cities lowest performing elementary schools are now eligible to apply for thousands, if not hundreds of...
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  • Rock Island’s first female firefighter retires

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, April 18, 2014, by

      The Rock Island Fire Department is celebrating a retirement of a fellow firefighter, but they have a lot more...
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  • Friends turn tragedy into teaching opportunity

    Posted on: 10:16 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:42am, April 18, 2014

    With high school prom season getting into full swing, two Illinois State University students, from just east of the Quad...
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  • Students go bald for cancer

    Posted on: 10:16 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Students in the Quad Cities went under the clippers to raise money for children battling cancer. On Wednesday, April 16...
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  • Hogs run loose in Sterling

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 08:51am, April 16, 2014

    After at least ten reports of hogs running loose at local businesses, some Sterling residents and city officials say a local farmer needs to better control the animals.
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  • Video shows bus crashing into Davenport house

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 05:37pm, April 12, 2014

    Incredible video just out from Davenport after a city bus drove into a house there two months back. Everyone’s lucky...
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  • Watch: Local candidate’s ad seen as part shock and part awe

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 08:48am, April 10, 2014

    A local Independent candidate for U.S. Senate is, literally, pulling out the guns for his campaign.
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  • Change planned for Colona intersection after father and son die in crash

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 07:12am, April 9, 2014

    It’s an intersection notorious for accidents, but after the death of a father and son, a family friend has made...
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  • Background checks questioned after Davenport elementary school scandal

    Posted on: 2:41 pm, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:50pm, April 4, 2014

    Questions have been raised after "covertly placed" video cameras were found in a girls' restroom at a Davenport elementary school.
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    Investigation generic
  • Chilly weather doesn’t keep Bandits’ fans away

    Posted on: 10:36 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    It’s the start of a new season for the Quad City River Bandits and despite the chilly opening night, fans...
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  • DeWitt wedding fight debuts on Dr.Phil

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 10:56am, April 2, 2014

    It's a fairy tale wedding gone bad for one Quad City-area couple and it's now capturing national attention, appearing on the Dr. Phil show.
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  • New standards requires backup cameras for all vehicles

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    A Quad City mom’s fight is paying off as a big change comes to nearly all new cars and trucks....
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