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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
  • Quad Cities Chamber serves up first ever “Politics and Pints” event

    A different kind of candidate forum brought local politicians and voters together over a pint of beer. It’s not your traditional political debate or a public forum, but more like a nice chat over a couple of cold ones. “The entire event is just designed to be informal, casual conversation with our local state and federal elected officials and our members in a venue that promotes just good conversation, good relationship building,” said Scott VenDeWoestyne, director of government affairs for […]

  • Several accounts held by Davenport workers found to be possibly illegally tax-free

    The city of Davenport is investigating several personal bank accounts that firefighters or department employees had set up for themselves. Those accounts took advantage of a city ID number that could have been keeping them tax-free. It’s been a busy week for Davenport city leaders and the city’s finance director. On Wednesday, October 22, in a statement posted on the city’s website, a Davenport spokesperson wrote that 13 private accounts initially set up by fire department personnel at the Family […]

  • Husband calling for crosswalk on Brady Street after wife’s death

    It’s one of the busiest streets in Davenport and one man claims it’s no place for pedestrians. Back in June 2014, he lost his wife in an accident on Brady Street. He says some paint could make it a lot safer. You’ve probably driven down Brady Street a million times or even walked across it, but for 64-year-old Karol Heston, Brady Street is where she would take her last steps. Karol’s husband, Mike tracked down surveillance video of that day, […]

  • District seeing less crime thanks to special police unit

    Special enforcement’s been paying off in the district of Rock Island for the past year after a police unit has been watching over the area. It’s provided a peace of mind to those live and work there. The streets of downtown Rock Island are quiet, a comforting sound for businesses. “We’re not seeing the fights anymore,” said Mama Compton’s owner, Psyindy Compton-Muse. For the past year the Rock Island Police Department has focused on ending some of the consistent problems […]

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    Moline woman buys a year’s supply of pumpkin spice lattes

    Pumpkin spice everything is all over menus and store shelves right now. One Quad City woman is making it a year-round tradition.

  • Peace Corps applications skyrocket

    The Peace Corps have seen a 70-percent increase in applications in one year.

  • Centennial Bridge to open Oct. 20th, ‘if not sooner’

    Let the countdown begin, again, to the reopening of the Centennial bridge.

  • Local film hopes to raise awareness about sex trafficking

    A movie that premiered in the Quad Cities showcased the stories of local survivors of sex trafficking. Around 200 people filled the Putnam on Thursday, October 9, 2014, waiting to see the preview of a short film called, Any Kid Anywhere- Sex Trafficking Survivors Stories. The film was made by local filmmakers. The movie tells the stories of three local survivors, one of them being Sarah Kellums. Kellums is in a better place now. “Being 21, I didn’t make the […]

  • RICo faces possible layoffs and other cuts to get balanced budget

    The Rock Island County board was racing against the clock with $2 million in debt and only 13 days left to come up with a balanced budget.

  • Sylvan Island bridge a step closer to reopening

      A Quad City island has essentially been off limits for a year and a half, as the only bridge to Sylvan Island was closed by the city of Moline.  However, those looking to get back to the island may be a step closer. The bridge to Sylvan Island has seen better days. The 112-year-old bridge was forced to close for safety issues. The rusty holes are beyond repair. A new bridge is needed and at an expensive cost. The […]

  • Centennial Bridge reopening delayed again

    Citing safety as the greatest priority, the expected reopening of the Centennial Bridge was delayed a second time.

  • Moline High School Homecoming Dance

    Moline students boycott homecoming after “no grinding” policy

    Some Moline High School students planned to boycott the school's homecoming dance as part of a protest against the school's "no grinding" dance policy.

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