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

  • Mother Nature puts a freeze on spring sports

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 08:23am, March 4, 2014

    With 16 days until spring, winter is not letting up. But, snow or no snow, softball practice must go on, leaving teams to figure out how to get around the weather.
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  • Grant helps Prophetstown firefighters get much needed equipment

    Posted on: 5:14 pm, February 28, 2014, by

    Nearly eight months after a massive fire destroyed much of downtown Prophetstown and took a toll on the community and...
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  • UI president tells open forum she also fell victim to assault

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:24pm, February 27, 2014

    Under fire for her remarks on sexual assault, UI president shares her own experience of being sexually assaulted at campus forum.
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  • Winners and losers: Illinois pension fight appears far from over

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 10:53am, February 25, 2014

    It’s been nearly six months since sweeping pension reform was passed in Illinois, but a lawsuit could halt the reform in its tracks.
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  • Hundreds Walk to Honor Davenport Sergeant

    Posted on: 9:41 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:42pm, February 22, 2014

    A somber night, but a celebration of life as hundreds of people came together in Davenport to remember a police...
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  • Brewing Company Finds Success in Quad Cities

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, February 18, 2014, by

    The rise of micro-breweries has created a brand new business for a Quad City company and the demand’s coming from...
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  • Newman’s Squad Gives Everyone Something to Cheer About

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, February 14, 2014, by

    A final home game for the Sterling Comets. Where the attention’s split, both on and off the court. The unique...
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  • Sewage problem leaves City of Rock Falls without water

    Posted on: 11:37 pm, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 10:36am, February 14, 2014

    Residents in the City of Rock Falls were forced to work around the fact that they had no water supply due to a sewage problem.
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  • Iowa Lawmakers Want to Pull Away From Common Core

    Posted on: 11:05 pm, February 12, 2014, by

    They are the teaching standards now across 45 states, including Illinois and Iowa. It’s called the common core, but as...
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  • Erie keeps running into water problems

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, February 11, 2014, by

    The Village of Erie is trying to prevent frozen pipes. They’re leaving the water running all over town. For the...
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  • String of burglaries target Knoxville businesses

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:54am, February 7, 2014

    At least nine businesses have been the target of recent burglaries in Knoxville, Illinois.
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  • New Galesburg Park Lets Dogs Unleash

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, February 5, 2014, by

    A new dog ordinance, South of the Quad Cities will crack down on where dogs can run free, but some...
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