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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    Plans to renovate old Zimmerman Honda building move forward

    Plans are moving forward tonight for a large development outside of downtown Rock Island. It’s a project that will once again bring life to the old Zimmerman Honda building in Rock Island. The idea is to keep the building the same but add-on. “We’d like to maintain as much of the original integrity of the building as possible we want the Zimmerman legacy to be maintained,” said Amy Clark, from Renaissance Rock Island. A design can now be placed with […]

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    Iowa business pitches proposal to purchase Hauberg Mansion

    An area catering company presented its proposal to Rock Island city council tonight to move its business inside the historic Hauberg Mansion. While some say it’s a good idea on paper, others are worried about losing the historical value. Bridges Catering out of Princeton, Iowa wants to buy the historic Haurberg Mansion in Rocks Island. Monday night business owners pitched their plan to the city. “The city is using considerable finance resources on it and we know that moving into […]

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    Local mothers push to legalize life-saving drug in Iowa

    A bill in the Iowa legislature could make it legal for anyone to possess an antidote that can reverse a heroin overdose.

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    Downtown Davenport booming with growth

    The city of Davenport is moving forward with plans to bring in even more new business and people to the area. You can see changes in downtown Davenport. On the corner of Main and West Third, a building that once sat vacant is now full of life. The last business to go in is expected to open next month. “Particular first floor retail vacancies are very few at this point which is a great problem,” said Kyle Carter, Executive Director […]

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    Clinton makes final Caucus push in Davenport

    Days before the Iowa Caucus, the Hillary Clinton campaign made a final push. Bill Clinton joined his wife Hillary in Davenport on Friday, January 29, 2016, hoping to change their luck in Iowa next week. Several hundred people packed into the Col Ballroom in Davenport Friday night. With three days until the Iowa Caucus, there’s no time for rest. Former President Bill Clinton took to the stage to campaign for his wife. The Clinton’s message was simple, urging people to get […]

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    Rock Island County approves bond for public safety facility

    Plans could be coming soon to fix Rock Island’s crumbling courthouse. On Thursday, January 28, 2016, the board approved a 30-year bond, that exceeds no more than $28 million. It’s old, cracked and some say unsafe. “We’ve had many instances where it’s unsafe for people who are disabled or handicapped and w get a lot of those people coming in the courthouse,” said Rock Island County State’s Attorney, John McGehee. Over the years there’s been a demand to fix it. Last […]

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    Clients relieved after Intouch Adult Daycare is saved from closure

    Intouch Adult Day Services in Moline was saved from closure after an Indiana for-profit firm called Help at Home said it would take over. Last week the agency announced it was going to have to close. For Dick Brems it’s a relief. He has been going to Intouch Adult Day Services in Moline twice a week for the last six years. “My wife went in a nursing home six years ago and they said you can`t be alone,” said Brems. However, […]

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    Illinois highway to be renamed after fallen local soldier

    Corporal Bryant J. Luxmore, a Sherrard High School graduate, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. His memory will live on for people driving south of the Quad Cities.

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    Rock Falls learns from tragic fire that killed a local family

    The Rock Falls, Illinois community has been impacted by a tragic fire that killed five family members. Over at Grummert’s Hardware in Rock Falls they were seeing an increase in sales. Smoke detectors have been flying off their shelves; they even sold out of them over the weekend. Employee, Katie Woodard says more people are taking extra precautions after the fire. “I think it’s everyone’s reason right now just because it was so tragic, better to be prepared,” Woodard said. The fire broke out […]

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    Twin brothers’ wrestling match ends in some hilarious, if not-so-brotherly, love

    Seven-year-old twins Thomas and Joe Schlichting couldn't be any more opposite.

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    Galesburg’s wrestling team goes Red to honor former coach

    The Galesburg’s wrestling community honored one of its own. They’re using the loss of a coach to spread awareness about heart disease. Inside Galesburg High School’s gym the color red sticks out, in the stands and even the wrestler’s uniforms. The color stands for heart disease. John Chapman coached wrestling at Galesburg for 15 years and was an all American wrestler himself. “You would think that he was, you know for the most part a picture of health,” said his […]

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    Retiring Princeton couple plans to donate house to homeless veteran

    A Princeton, Illinois couple is getting ready to move into a new home, but they're not selling their old home. Instead, they want to give it away for free.


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