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
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    Kraft Plant closure could mean good news for nearby businesses

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – A change in business has some neighbors actually planning for better days ahead and they’re investing in that optimism. Sippi’s is going eight years strong. “We`re pretty happy,” said owner, Frank Berner. It’s adding on a four seasons room and a rooftop patio. With Sippi’s on the outside of downtown, its owner says they’re doing what they can to make the business work. “We`re kind of going after our own thing down here you know,” said Berner. […]

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    Rock Island police officers are getting body cameras

    Rock Island police officers will soon join the growing trend across the country in wearing body cameras.

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    New R.I economic director shares his vision for the city

    There's a chance for change in Rock Island, since a new face in the city is selling his plans to grow and attract more business to Rock Island.

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    Local businesses giving out free coats to keep people warm

    COAL VALLEY, Illinois – With this arctic weather sticking around, some local business owners are offering warmth to those who need it most. Inside the Coal Valley Chiropractic Clinic, they’re helping people adjust in more ways than one. “You have people at this time of year who`s furnace will go out or if they don`t have proper transportation and it`s so cold outside, it would be nice for you to be able to provide something for free,” said Dr. Michelle […]

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    Milan woman to become mom to dying friend’s children

    MILAN, Illinois – A Milan woman is making an incredible move to make sure her best friend’s last wish comes true. It is a friendship that’s meant to be. “We met in ’99 in hair school and automatically became best friends,” said Missy Armstrong. Armstrong and her friend Sara have been inseparable since, through the good times, and the bad. Their friendship would soon go through the ultimate test, right before the holidays. “She said she can deal with the […]

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    Pushing for more women to run for office in Iowa

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – The announcement that Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be Iowa’s next Governor has some excited about the future of politics. Maggie Tinsman served in the Iowa Senate for 18 years at a time she says wasn’t rare to see women in office. “There were more women then, than there are now,” said Tinsman. Before serving as a state Senator she was the first woman county supervisor for Scott County. You could say it’s been her mission all […]

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    Illinois Stopgap deal expires soon, leaving agencies wondering what they’ll do

    STERLING, Illinois – In just three weeks, the state of Illinois will once again be without a budget. The current stopgap deal expires at the end of the month, leaving universities and social service agencies once again facing uncertainty. For the past two years, it’s been an emotional roller coaster for the Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living. The agency helps people with disabilities live on their own. It has had to lay off staff, reduce hours and even closing […]

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    Village of East Davenport booming with business

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Tonight was the annual Christmas Walk in the Village of East Davenport and it couldn’t come at a better time for new businesses gearing up for the holiday season. “The Christmas walk is awesome it brings so many new faces down here,” said business owner Stephanie Sellers. However, people walking around this year will notice a few new things, like Baked. It’s a bakery and brewery that opened two weeks ago. “It`s been fantastic, we`ve been extremely […]

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    Exelon employee sticking around in hopes energy bill will pass

    CORDOVA, Illinois – A state House committee could follow the Senate’s lead and approve a new energy bill for Illinois that include incentives to keep the Cordova plant open. One worker is more optimistic now than he’s been for months. Taylor Vice has been working for a little over a year at Exelon Nuclear Plant. He landed what he calls his dream job after he graduated from college. He and his wife picked up and moved from Tennessee. However, a […]

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    RICO budget committee recommends $1.5 million in cuts

    $1.5 million, that's how much money Rock Island County needs to cut to hopefully get the county through next year.

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    The cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is slightly down this year

    GENESEO, Illinois -Good news for shoppers as they head to the grocery stores this holiday season, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is slightly down. The farm bureau says this year’s average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner is $49.87 to feed 10 people, down .24 cents from last year. “So for a family of ten that`s less than five bucks a person,” said DeAnne Bloomberg, manager of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau. The best food deal is the star […]

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    Rock Island man with famous Trump Stamp: ‘It’s all a big shock’

    The tale of a Rock Island man who lost a bet and got inked with a Donald Trump tattoo has gone nationwide.