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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
  • Parents fear kids will suffer in overcrowded classrooms in Wilton

    Some parents in Wilton, Iowa, are fighting increased class sizes that school district officials say is likely to happen.

  • Residents say Watertown flood relief isn’t enough

    Some Watertown residents in East Moline say help offered from the city might not be enough to ease flooding problems in their homes.

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    Red, White and Boom cancelation a bummer for downtown business

    The flood forced organizers to cancel the annual display between Davenport and Rock Island this weekend. That left plenty of businesses red, white and bummed. Red, White and Boom a 4th of July tradition for many in the Quad Cities. However, this year people will have to find another show to watch. The show got canceled because of flooding. “Lots of people. People literally come out of the woodwork,” said Psyindy Compton-Muse, owner of Mama Compton’s in Rock Island. The […]

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    Video: Sewage backup floods Rock Island family’s basement

    Local homeowners captured video as raw sewage gushed from a basement toilet and flooded their home.

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    Exotic car heading to Davenport dealership

    The Italian auto brand Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States after jumping ship on America back in the 90’s. One of the company’s first dealerships nationwide will be right here in the Quad Cities. It’s an Italian invasion coming back to the U.S. The Alfa Romeo has been gone from the U.S. shores for two decades is now roaring back and bringing the new 4C for the ride. “This is only the beginning for the alpha romeo branding […]

  • Victim airlifted to hospital for injuries from home invasion in Sterling

    For the second time in two days, Sterling Police are investigating a home invasion in which someone was injured.

  • Kevin Costner makes local man’s dream come true

    Father’s Day weekend brought hundreds out to the Field of Dreams to celebrate the movie’s anniversary, but for one Quad City man he got more than that. It was 20 years ago that Max Rensberger took his son to Field of Dreams. “We’re on the diamond, on the field, and Don the owner comes out of the farm house and he goes ‘You got a ball?’ I go ‘No’ so he throws me a ball and says ‘Here have a […]

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    Vandalized Jesus statue restored at Sacred Heart

    It’s a 100-year-old statue that has been reunited with its home at Sacred Heart Church after being vandalized last year.  A generous donation helped get it restored. Driving down 5th Avenue you’ll notice a familiar face is back in the neighborhood.  The face of a 500-pound Jesus statue standing outside Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island. “I think it gives them a sense of hope,” said church member Chris Mandle. While this statue is seeing better days now, that wasn’t […]

  • Muscatine clock business keeping up with changing times

    It’s a family trade that dates back generations and, while time might be ticking on the craft of clock repair, a local family is dialed in with its past. Time doesn’t stop, let alone stand still. You can see and hear the proof at Butterworth’s Clocks in Muscatine, Iowa. If you could rewind time, you would see where Butterworth’s history began. “My family immigrated from England and my father, grandfather worked the trade here in the united States,” said Mark […]

  • Local students hunting emerald ash borer

    Some local college students are working to try to slow the spread of emerald ash borer and to save trees in the Quad Cities area.

  • You can help local film director with next movie

    If you ever wanted to become a movie mogul, and help to make the Quad Cities a bigger back drop in blockbuster movies, here's your chance!

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    Kevin Costner visits Field of Dreams for movie’s 25th anniversary

    Heaven and Iowa, it was 25 years ago that the two became one in the same, thanks to the Field of Dreams. The weekend of Friday, June 13, 2014 Kevin Costner was back and spending a couple days back at the ballpark visiting with old friends, signing autographs and have a catch with his own kids. It was the late 80s when Kevin Costner, who was then 33, became part of Iowa lore forever. Now 59, he came back, bringing […]