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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.

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    Stranger’s kind gesture helps turn tough week around for Port Byron family

    It was a simple act of kindness that one Port Byron family says turned their luck around. A complete stranger paid for their meal. On most nights you’ll find Kristina Rankins in the kitchen making dinner for her family. Going out to eat is a luxury for them. “We’re a family of five who lives paycheck by paycheck,” said Rankins. However this past week was a rough one, over the weekend they had to deal with a death in their […]

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    Moline High School Choir performs on stage with famous rock band

    Some Moline High School students got the experience of a lifetime. They got to join the stage with some rock stars last night at the I-Wireless Center. It’s been practice twice a week for three weeks for the Moline High School choir. Ford and the band Foreigner have teamed up to create the Rock Then Roll 4 Ur School program. They choose one school per city to perform with the band. On Wednesday, October 7th, there was one last rehearsal […]

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    Moline residents could see a slight raise in property taxes

    Homeowners in Moline could see a small increase in their property taxes next year and city leaders blame the state. At Tuesday’s night budget session, two words came up to be increased, property taxes. “We don’t have a permanent source of funding to fund the deficit in both the park fund and the library fund so this is an opportunity for us to identify and secure some additional funding for both the parks and library,” said city administrator, Lew Steinbrecher. […]

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    River Bend Foodbank kicks off 30th student hunger drive

    Tonight was the official kick-off for the 30th student hunger drive, where hundreds of high school students will collect for the River Bend Foodbank.  The student-led food drive is the biggest in the area, collecting more than 650,000 last year alone. The River Bend Foodbank was packed with students Monday night. 18 Quad City area high schools come together to help feed the hungry. On Monday, October 5th, the schools competed in a talent show. The school with the best […]

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    Architect proposes adding restaurant/bar to Davenport’s skybridge

    Tonight a new plan revealed could change an important part of Davenport’s riverfront. Bill Handle, a Davenport native and retired architect presented an idea to add-on to the end of the skybridge near LeClaire Park. The design gives people a 360 view of the river. At the top level people would be able to go out on and sightsee. A part of it will have glass floor so people can see the river underneath them. The lower levels would be […]

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    Moline Good Samaritan finds $2,000, returns to owner

    When a Moline man lost $2,000 dollars he thought it was as good as gone, but when he went to file a police report, he found out someone turned the money in. The money was found by a Moline city employee while he was out on the job. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the owner of the money got to thank the employee for his random act of kindness. Last Thursday it was a normal day for Dennis Crouch, a garbage […]

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    Former John Deere worker says layoff was a blessing

    A Silvis, Illinois man was laid off from John Deere last year and says it’s a blessing in disguise as he’s getting ready to open a business. Travis Graves has been busy getting his new business ready for opening day. “We`ll have mostly salt water, some fresh water fish,” said Graves. His business is Waterworld Aquatics in Silvis. “I`ve just always wanted to do it so when they laid me off I thought why not, might as well try to […]

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    Community support pays off as new Jefferson School prepares to open doors

    It’s a first-hand look at a neighborhood’s victory in Muscatine. For the past decade, residents near Jefferson Elementary School have fought for their school. It was targeted for destruction, but something very different happened. Sarah Manjoine has taught at Jefferson Elementary for almost two decades. “I was part of the staff when they talked about closing Jefferson,” said Manjoine. Tuesday night she enjoyed a new school that some thought would not survive to this day. “The community support that came […]

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    Rival teams come together to tackle cancer

    Two rival football teams ended up both winners as they took on an important cause. The Rockridge Rockets and the Orion Chargers have been rivals for as long as each town can remember. While they’re hoping the can pull a win out on the field, off the field is a different story. “We’ve been doing this since 2011. I unfortunately lost my sister to cancer that year and we decided to bring it to the football field,” said Jeanie Simmer. […]

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    Davenport police find success with anonymous tip app

      The city of Davenport say it’s app is doing it’s job and helping police make arrests. After the Sandy Hook shooting the Davenport Police Department wanted to take action. “Through our research we found that very frequently someone else knows about a planned incident before it occurs,” said Captain Jane Imming. Two years ago they launched the Do What’s Right app. “We decided if we had a medium for someone who knows something to share that with us maybe […]

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    Work underway for Assumption sports complex

    Work’s underway in Davenport right now on a new sports complex. It’s a different sight at St. Vincent’s. Crews have been out digging up dirt to make way for the new Assumption High School sports complex. “It`s been really exciting to see what`s happened,” said Assumption High School President, Andy Craig. Along with a new softball field there will also be two practice fields built. Right now the school doesn’t have enough fields for every sport to practice, leaving some […]

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    Local Republican Chairman hopes other GOP candidates drop out

    Governor Scott Walker’s announcement of dropping out of the Presidential race has some hoping more Republican candidates follow his lead. It was just two months ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stopped by Davenport after announcing he was running for President. Walker who was an early leader in Iowa faded. On Monday he made it official. Rock Island County Republican Chairman Bill Bloom says Walker made the right choice. “It`s really difficult to get a sense of where the center of […]


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