Jenna Morton

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

  • Network news reporter shows her support for local radio station

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 02:45pm, March 28, 2014

    Millions of viewers watch her all the time, but some people got to see the well known journalist up close...
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  • QC shows support for Rocky Alum

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 10:22pm, March 24, 2014

    Stanford University is nearly 2,000 miles from the Quad Cities, but the Cardinal have packed up a ton of fans...
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  • Local girl needs your help to get around

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 03:47pm, March 22, 2014

    It’s a contest that could change an eight-year-old Rock Island girl’s life and her mom’s as well.  The child was...
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  • How fantasy football can teach your child geography

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:00am, March 21, 2014

    A local teacher is taking principles normally used during fantasy football to teach his school's first-ever fantasy geography.
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  • A new push for tax increase in Rock Island County

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    24 hours after several measures to raise taxes in the Quad Cities failed, there’s a new push in Rock Island...
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  • No sales tax for Rock Island County

    Posted on: 11:26 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40am, March 19, 2014

    Voters in Rock Island County voted no to increase the sales tax by one percent to fund school facilities. The...
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  • QC fighter sparks MMA popularity

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:41am, March 14, 2014

    Some hometown favorites will be among fighters from across the country at an MMA event in Davenport.
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  • Illinois bill could cut college students’ debt

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 10:14pm, March 11, 2014

    The average Illinois college graduate walks away $27,000 in debt, but paying those bills could be easier with an idea...
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  • Visiting students trace escaped slaves to the QC

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    A group of high school students traveled all the way from Nebraska to get a history lesson. They’re telling the...
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  • Snowstar cashes in on old man winter

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    While old man winter is still sticking around, it’s great news for some especially for those who are hoping for...
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  • Bettendorf hotel to be gutted and renovated

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 10:28am, March 6, 2014

    The Lodge hotel is set to ditch both its name and its look.
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  • As Moline Business Grows, History Stays the Same

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    It’s just the beginning of the transformation in downtown Moline, with new businesses opening their doors and more families moving...
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