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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
  • Social media on mobile (WQAD photo)

    How your online posts could cost you big bucks

    Before you send out that next tweet or post a picture, you might want to think again. What you post online could raise your insurance premiums.

  • Carrie Olson photo on Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home website

    Arrest made in Carrie Olson case

    Police have arrested and charged a man she knew in connection with the death of Carrie Olson of Davenport, Iowa.

  • Iowa drive-in asking for community help to stay open

      The deadline to digital is getting closer, putting pressure on drive-in movie theaters to come up with the money to make the switch or go out business. One theater is drumming up support. On a Friday night you can find people at the Grand View Drive-In in Letts Iowa. All you need are some lawn-chairs, candy and a tailgate of truck to sit back and have some fun and once the sun goes down you can enjoy a movie […]

  • Bettendorf family’s overseas adoption halted by allegations of bribery and improper paperwork

    The government of the Congo has put a hold on the international adoption process, forcing a Bettendorf mom to wait even longer to hug her adopted daughter.

  • Parents fear kids will suffer in overcrowded classrooms in Wilton

    Some parents in Wilton, Iowa, are fighting increased class sizes that school district officials say is likely to happen.

  • Residents say Watertown flood relief isn’t enough

    Some Watertown residents in East Moline say help offered from the city might not be enough to ease flooding problems in their homes.

  • fireworks

    Red, White and Boom cancelation a bummer for downtown business

    The flood forced organizers to cancel the annual display between Davenport and Rock Island this weekend. That left plenty of businesses red, white and bummed. Red, White and Boom a 4th of July tradition for many in the Quad Cities. However, this year people will have to find another show to watch. The show got canceled because of flooding. “Lots of people. People literally come out of the woodwork,” said Psyindy Compton-Muse, owner of Mama Compton’s in Rock Island. The […]

  • sewage toilet flooding

    Video: Sewage backup floods Rock Island family’s basement

    Local homeowners captured video as raw sewage gushed from a basement toilet and flooded their home.

  • alfa romeo

    Exotic car heading to Davenport dealership

    The Italian auto brand Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States after jumping ship on America back in the 90′s. One of the company’s first dealerships nationwide will be right here in the Quad Cities. It’s an Italian invasion coming back to the U.S. The Alfa Romeo has been gone from the U.S. shores for two decades is now roaring back and bringing the new 4C for the ride. “This is only the beginning for the alpha romeo branding […]

  • Victim airlifted to hospital for injuries from home invasion in Sterling

    For the second time in two days, Sterling Police are investigating a home invasion in which someone was injured.

  • Kevin Costner makes local man’s dream come true

    Father’s Day weekend brought hundreds out to the Field of Dreams to celebrate the movie’s anniversary, but for one Quad City man he got more than that. It was 20 years ago that Max Rensberger took his son to Field of Dreams. “We’re on the diamond, on the field, and Don the owner comes out of the farm house and he goes ‘You got a ball?’ I go ‘No’ so he throws me a ball and says ‘Here have a […]

  • Jesus statue at Rock Island church

    Vandalized Jesus statue restored at Sacred Heart

    It’s a 100-year-old statue that has been reunited with its home at Sacred Heart Church after being vandalized last year.  A generous donation helped get it restored. Driving down 5th Avenue you’ll notice a familiar face is back in the neighborhood.  The face of a 500-pound Jesus statue standing outside Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island. “I think it gives them a sense of hope,” said church member Chris Mandle. While this statue is seeing better days now, that wasn’t […]