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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
  • Moline students kick off 65th year of Share Joys campaign

    It’s been a tradition in the Quad Cities and it started this morning in the Moline-Coal Valley school district. All the money raised will go to help hundreds of kids. Kelly Head unloads raffle baskets out of her car, hoping all of them go home with a bidder. Every dollar spent on them will help a student in need. “Not every kid has a new pair of shoes or a new article of clothing,” said Moline PTSA President, Kelly Head. […]

  • Nurses save hospice patient’s Christmas display

    An East Moline hospice patient got an early Christmas present that turned into a gift for his entire neighborhood.

  • Friends plan benefit honoring former Rocky soccer coach

    It’s a loss felt by an entire community as people remember a former Rock Island soccer coach who lost his battle with cancer. It’s been just a day since students, friends and family got the news that former Rock Island High School soccer coach Conan Dalton lost his seven-year battle with brain cancer on Sunday, November 30th, 2014. “He absolutely had a passion for coaching. He loved kids and he did it all for the right reasons. Conan never went […]

  • Hundreds protest in Iowa City for Michael Brown

    Protestors took their anger and their message down the streets of Iowa City the day after the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision was announced.

  • Davenport school board votes to keep block scheduling

    Davenport's school board decided not to change the district's high school block scheduling for the upcoming school year.

  • Wedding dad and daughter

    Dad refuses to give daughter away at wedding

    An Illinois man walked his daughter down the aisle, but refused to give her away. The bride says it was actually a very sweet gesture by her loving father. Newly wed couple Danellia and Kyle Vancil are still on a wedding day high and while they got married over a month ago, their wedding is now getting attention. “I’ve gotten emails and phone calls from all over America,” said Danellia’s father Mike Connell, a professor at Monmouth College. Their wedding […]

  • President Obama to announce immigration action

    Moving forward without Congress, President Obama plans to announce his own immigration plan tomorrow night, however the fight won’t end with this announcement. The President has threatened to act if Congress didn’t start to overhaul the country’s immigration system and on Thursday he’ll do just that. The President is set to use an executive order and take matters into his own hands. However, his unilateral action is not sitting well with the Republican party. Senator Chuck Grassley said that the […]

  • New plans on table for Rock Island County courthouse

    It could be a solution to problems with the Rock Island County courthouse. Judges had threaten to sue over the building months ago, but there’s a new idea on the table. The 1893 Rock Island County courthouse has seen better days. You can see the wear and tear throughout the building. “Unfortunately the maintenance hasn’t been done to it,” said board member Brian Vyncke. The ongoing discussion on what to do with the courthouse had been put on the back […]

  • Augie student remembers Washington tornado one year later

      The anniversary in Washington, Illinois is being marked here in the Quad Cities by a student at Augustana College. His family and friends lost everything, but now he and everyone else are looking ahead. Augustana football’s freshmen quarterback, Colton Marshall says its hard to believe its been a year since he lost everything. “Seeing your own stuff, your neighbors, your friends, everything else just thrown everywhere, unreal,” said Marshall. One year ago, Marshall’s day started out normal as he […]

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    Judge denies lesser sentence for former Mercer County Treasurer

    A former Mercer County treasurer is now behind bars, after turning himself in Friday, November 15, 2014.Mike Bertelsen made a last-ditch effort to get his sentence reduced, but the judge was in no mood to compromise. Bertelsen sat quietly with little expression on his face as he listened to the news he wasn’t hoping for. “Betraying the public trust as Mr. Bertelsen did even after serving his county as treasurer for 20 some years is the ultimate betrayal,” said prosecuting […]

  • Blame Game: Why Davenport spent record amount defending lawsuits

    The current and former city's attorneys say each others' conduct contributes to the high cost of lawsuits filed against Davenport, Iowa.

  • Mediapolis car burglar reportedly caught with tools of the trade

    A Mediapolis man, arrested in connection with a November car burglary, was also charged for one that happened in February 2014.

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