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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
  • Muscatine reviving downtown with new hotel and conference center

    It was a first look at the future of Muscatine. The city held a launch celebration for its $42 million hotel and conference center. The project has inspired the city to think new along the river. “We`re looking forward to that having an even greater impact to bring people in our downtown,” said Greg Jenkins, President and CEO of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On Wednesday, the city revealed what the project will look like. “The interiors […]

  • Moline changes firefighter overtime policy

      The city of Moline is changing a policy that some would say would risk lives to save money. Back in April we told you about the problem and since then people have addressed their concerns to the city, asking for a change. The city is going to pay for more overtime so all four engines will be in service more often. The city started a policy eight months ago called brownouts, which would take one out of their three […]

  • Man sentenced to 55 years in prison after fatal drunk driving crash

    A man who was drunk behind the wheel of a crash that killed two people in 2014 was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

  • Family and friends hold vigil for Moline shooting victim

    Family and friends gathered to remember a teen who was killed in a shooting.

  • Airbag recall: What to do now

    It's the largest recall in automotive history and it could take years to get it resolved.

  • Davenport tries again for River80 funding

    Davenport city leaders will head to Des Moines this week to make a second pitch to the state for funding. The city is taking another shot at trying to get state funding for their $73.8 million River80 project. The mix-use plan at I-80 and I-74 calls for construction for an outdoor/indoor multiple sports complex, an indoor surfing facility, three hotels, restaurants and retail stores right next to the new casino. “Its our local tax money that goes to the state […]

  • Consultants recommend a change in plans for Bettendorf sports complex

    Plans for an indoor sports complex in Bettendorf may have hit a road bump tonight as a feasibility study was released. Consultants say the current plan isn’t ideal. Plans for the sports complex near I-80 and Middle Road may be changing, after market researched showed the idea may not work. The Bettendorf city council heard the recommendations from that feasibility study.  They include scaling the project back to a 136,000 square foot facility. It includes six basketball and volleyball courts, […]

  • LeClaire woman leading the fight for Lupus

      About 6,000 people in the Quad Cities suffer from the chronic disease Lupus. One woman living with the disease is making education and awareness her mission. It’s been a long road to get where Lisa Eveleth is today. “It was pretty dark in the beginning and tough,” said Eveleth. 22 years ago Eveleth was diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease. Fast forward to today and she’s getting ready for the 2nd Annual Live Fit With Lupus Race in LeClaire. […]

  • Illinois Senate approves breath alcohol devices in all DUI offenders’ vehicles

    A plan to crack down on DUI’s in Illinois is in the hands of the governor tonight. Under the bill any Illinois driver that gets a DUI will have to install a breath activated ignition lock in their vehicle, including a rental vehicle. Dr. Al Doyle at Riverbend Christina Counseling in Moline is all for the bill. “It really does make it so the guy who’s had two DUI’s isn’t’ driving on a third one,” said Dr. Doyle. Dr. Doyle […]

  • Strangers help make a Quad City teen’s birthday special

      A Quad City teenager who faced bullying got a very special birthday present. The overwhelming wishes he received came from complete strangers. Damion Holmes wasn’t looking forward to his 13th birthday. “He didn`t want a big party because he knew he wasn’t going to be able to invite a lot of people,” said Damion’s mom, Rachel Peters. Rachel says Damion’s been bullied and only has a couple close friends, so she wanted to make sure his birthday was special. […]

  • More and more people say they have no religious affiliation

    Nearly one-third of millennials now say they are unaffiliated with any faith, up 10 percentage points since 2007.

  • Slurs and swastika painted on home and car in Macomb

    Red spray paint was the weapon of choice for a vandal or vandals who damaged cars and house in Macomb, Illinois.

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