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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    Moline-Coal Valley School District announces no merger; parents breathe a sigh of relief

    Parents from the Moline-Coal Valley School District heard new plans to reduce class sizes and offer dual language to students.

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    Princeton School District owed more than $700,000 from Illinois

    PRINCETON, Illinois – School leaders in Princeton say they’re waiting for money from the state. The district is owed more than $700,000. It’s been six months since Princeton has seen money from Illinois for teacher salaries, transportation, even special education. The largest chunk of the money owed goes to pre-school, with more than $300,000 owed to that fund. “It`s kind of a question as to what do we have to do to make sure we end the fiscal year with […]

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    ‘I was fearing for my life,’ business owner shoots man breaking into his bar

    A bar owner shot an intruder he caught standing at the cash register of his business, police said.

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    88-year-old grandmother fighting for her life, police investigating possible arson

    MOLINE, Illinois –  Crime Stoppers and the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the communities help in identifying suspects who may be responsible for starting a home fire. On Sunday, Jan. 22nd, around 4:30am, the Moline Fire Department was called to the 4000 block of 13th Street in Moline where a home was totally engulfed in fire. A large boom was heard by neighbors before the home went up in flames. “We just heard a big boom and […]

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    Missing Oregon, Illinois man dead found inside car in East Moline

    An elderly Oregon, Illinois man was found dead inside a car two days after he was reported missing.

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    Black Hawk College forced to eliminate jobs amid Illinois budget crisis

    Enrollment at Black Hawk declined by 8 percent between the spring semester of last year and this year.

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    Davenport school pulls financial stress from families by providing free childcare

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Family life is changing as moms and dads juggle work, home and kids. In almost half of two-parent families, both parents work full-time. That’s why a Davenport elementary school is reaching out to help. Madison Elementary is a full service school. “Students are only doing as well as what their families are doing and that`s true at all age levels but it’s especially true at the elementary level,” said Jennifer Best, an extension educator for Iowa State […]

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    Parents and district discuss possible merger of two Moline schools

    The Moline School District has thrown out the proposal to once again merge elementary schools.

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    Davenport mom, 3-year-old safe after carjacking

    The suspect is described by Davenport police as a black man wearing dark clothing. The vehicle is a 2012 maroon Buick Enclave with Illinois plates.

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    Davenport looking at new program to collect $1.5 million in outstanding sewer bills

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Davenport city leaders are trying to get around an Iowa law to collect on unpaid sewer bills and they could start shutting off customer’s water. The city of Davenport is looking at a new way to collect payment on outstanding sewer bills. “It’s having an impact on our sewer funds so we need to take action,” said Alderman, Jason Gordon. The unpaid bills now add up to $1.5 million. The city is having a hard time collecting […]

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    Galesburg will replace 2,000 lead water service lines for free

    GALESBURG, Illinois – Galesburg city leaders have laid out plans to replace thousands of lead water lines. Last summer, lead was discovered in the water supple of dozens of homes. It’s a problem that’s finally seeing a solution. While the water in Galesburg is fine, the problem is about 3,000 lines leading to homes are made of lead. The city will replace most of those lines thanks to a loan from the Illinois EPA. “The $4 million forgivable loan from […]

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    Gov. Rauner signs bill requiring schools and day cares to test for lead

    MOLINE, Illinois – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill requiring schools and day cares to test drinking water for lead. At the Moline Kids Campus, it’s all about helping children grow, but most of all to provide a safe place for the more than 100 children in its care. “If it`s not a safe environment something`s got to be done to fix it,” said owner, Jim Wood. Illinois currently mandates all day cares to test children for lead,but now […]