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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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    Davenport neighborhood cracking down on crime

    Some Davenport residents say you won’t hear about shootings near their homes anymore. The neighborhood once notorious for crime is cracking down on violence. Cathy Wilson-Longoria finally feels safe in her own neighborhood. “For some years it was not good. There were the burglaries, there were the shootings, there were the stabbings,” said Wilson-Longoria. She moved to the Goose Creek neighborhood back in 1988. The neighborhood that sits in the north end of Davenport had a reputation for crime. “If […]

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    Officer shootings have Quad City law enforcement on alert

    Local officers are on alert after several shootings over the last few weeks. Quad City officers are given a warning, “Lets hope that it’s not open season for officers in case that it is. As always look sharp act sharp be sharp,” said one officer. That’s the message in East Moline, but its in the back of the minds of officers throughout the area. Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Mendoza has worked for Rock Island County for 15 years and he’ll tell […]

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    Veterans Choice Act creates a travel burden for local Vet in need of care

    It’s a law put into place last year to make healthcare easier for Veterans, by giving them the option to use a doctor outside the VA. While it has done that for some, others say there is a flaw in the system. They say its making Veterans travel long distance just to get care. Back on August 2nd, 2015, Connie  ‘s son Bill was involved in a hit and run accident. Bill an Iraqi War Veteran has medical insurance through […]

  • Rash of Bettendorf car burglaries could have been prevented

    Police say a recent rash of car break-ins could have been prevented if owners had simply locked the doors.

  • Bettendorf’s Lodge Hotel closing for several weeks

    Bettendorf's iconic Lodge Hotel will be closing for several weeks to prepare for a pending sale and redevelopment.

  • Clinton promotes rural proposal in Iowa

    Hillary Clinton is focusing on farmers and boosting the economies of rural areas. In Baldwin, Iowa close to 200 people grabbed a seat to hear what Hillary Clinton had to say, but more importantly what she’ll do for them. Her agenda this trip rural America. On Wednesday Clinton announced her newest proposal. “I think we got all the ingredients but we just need to put the package together,” said Clinton. She’s proposing more money for programs that help new farmers […]

  • Friends, strangers help Davenport man battling cancer get back on the racetrack

    A Davenport man is getting a second chance at his passion, drag racing.  After other priorities in his life got in the way, he got the chance to get back on the race track last night thanks to some friends and people from the community. The day Josh Lofquist wasn’t sure would happen, finally came. “I’m like wow it’s actually time you know things were getting a little hairy,” said Lofquist. He is getting back out on the race track […]

  • Navy Veteran swims the Mississippi River honoring families of fallen soldiers

    A Navy Veteran is finding a way to honor families who have lost a loved one while in combat. He’s swimming the length of the Mississippi River and meeting those families along the way. Ray and Dianne Maida waited patiently along the Mississippi River in Cordova, Illinois to meet a man they’ve heard so much about. Chris Ring is a Navy Veteran who’s swimming the length of the Mississippi River to raise awareness for Gold Star Families, families that have […]

  • Parents say traffic is ‘crazy’ at newly-expanded Hamilton Elementary

    Some parents were frustrated as they spent nearly a half-hour trying to get to and from Hamilton Elementary in Moline.

  • Clinton tours Iowa to promote college affordability plan

      Hillary Clinton toured Iowa to promote her new college plan to get rid of student loan debt. “If you work hard you ought to be able to get ahead and stay ahead,” said Clinton. She’s come up with a plan to tackle student debt called the College Compact plan. “No student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university,” said Clinton. To do so, states will have to do their part by reinvesting more […]

  • Students get a sneak peek of newly expanded Hamilton Elementary

    It’s a plan three years in the making and soon students will fill the hall in a few days. Some students got a sneak peek of the newly expanded Hamilton Elementary. It was unpack your bag night for fourth and fifth graders at Hamilton. Students got to meet their teachers and put their school supplies in their class. It was also the first time students and parents got to tour the building. “I like that there’s so many entrances so […]

  • Moline working to get rid of fire department ‘brownout’ policy

    Moline is trying to phase out a policy that took some fire engines out of service, slowing response times but saving the city money.


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