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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
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    Loras College Pollsters explain why some polls were off about the election

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – Pollsters are taking heat after failing to predict the presidential outcome. Out of 67 national polls, tracking the race since October, only four gave Donald Trump the lead, according to Real Clear Politics. Most predicted a close, but solid victory by Hillary Clinton. Now, analysts are now trying to sort through what went wrong. However, one of the polls tracking the presidential race was done at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. This was the first year Loras […]

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    Galesburg optimistic new owner will bring new life to Sandburg Mall

    GALESBURG,Illinois – New life could be brought to Sandburg Mall. It’s been bought out by a firm in Texas. What was once the place to be is now the place no one seems to want to go. “There`s nothing there,” said Nancy Easley. You can see why. At Sandburg Mall in Galesburg, there are doors boarded up and parking lots that sit bare. The Sandburg Mall has seen far better days. “It`s very sad especially it needs to grow again […]

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    Galesburg clothing store closing its doors after 120 years in business

    GALESBURG, Illinois – After 120 years in the community, a Galesburg business is closing its doors. The owner of Continental Clothing says he’s retiring. Pat Burns is the fourth generation to take over the store, but he says his kids have no interest taking it over and it’s time for him to move on. Burns says without the dedicated customers they wouldn’t have been able to last as long, “I really appreciate it, we`ve enjoyed our relationship. We have always […]

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    Abingdon mother asking community’s help finding her daughter

    ABINGDON, Illinois – An area mother is asking for the community’s help locating her daughter. As time goes on, the more nerves start to set in for Sharon Miller. “It gets harder because you know, I don`t understand it,” said Miller. It’s been four days since she’s heard from her 40-year-old daughter Jamie Harroun. “This just isn`t like Jamie, I talked to Jamie every single day,” said Miller. Harroun lives in Mackinaw, Illinois and was in town visiting. Galesburg police […]

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    “I have been waiting a long time,” 105-year-old local Cubs fan celebrates World Series win

    EAST MOLINE, Illinois – While millions are celebrating in Chicago, one of the Cubs oldest fans is celebrating here in the Quad Cities. At the Park Vista retirement home in East Moline, there’s something to celebrate. The Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in more than 100 years and no one could be happier than cubs fan Ray Styrlund. He’s been waiting 105 years to see the Cubs win a World Series. “I was happy because I […]

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    Local Cubs fans rally for game six of World Series

    SILVIS, Illinois – It looks like the Chicago Cubs will make it to game seven of the World Series. It’s become almost a tradition at The Doc’s Inn in Silvis to throw a party every time the Cubs play. Cubs fans gathered around a fire to watch game six of the World Series on a 30 foot screen Tuesday, November 1st. “Its kind of like you’re at the ballgame without having to actually travel up to Wrigley,” said Emily Watkins. […]

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    College sells former Rock Island Kmart

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Good news for the city of Rock Island as the former Kmart is sold. Pizza and Subs has been in business for 30 years, located on the bust street of Blackhawk Road in Rock Island. “It`s a good location,” said owner, Joaquin Espejo. Over the years he’s seen business open and close, but the last neighbor to leave was a sad one to see go. “There was a lot movement, a lot of people, but not […]

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    Black Hawk College introduces new veterinary sciences center

    GALVA, Illinois – Black Hawk College introduced its new center that’s aimed at veterinary medicine. Retired veterinarian Harley Schnowske says times have changed in the field, “We`re sitting in the hog capital of the world one time, but that has since passed.” While he’s not in the business anymore, a whole new generation is set to enter the field. Black Hawk College’s new veterinarian sciences center offers students a chance to get into veterinary medicine as either an assistant or […]

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    Floreciente neighborhood becomes a teaching lesson for college students

    MOLINE, Illinois – Moline’s largely Hispanic Floreciente neighborhood became a lesson in business tonight. Those who are working to make the area west of Moline’s downtown more vibrant told college students that it’s harder than it seems. La Imperial Grocery Store is one of the oldest businesses here in the Floreciente neighborhood. The owner’s been there in the good times and in bad. “It was kind of bad but now it`s getting better and better,” said Bicente Zebeda. In the […]

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    Traffic stops involving minorities down in Davenport, some still concerned

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Results from a new study show the number of traffic stops in Davenport, involving minorities is down. It’s been a national issue and a local one. “Profiling on any level is wrong and it don`t need to happen,” said Elder Daniel Teague, community member and founder of the Boots on the Ground coalition. For five years St. Ambrose University has studied Davenport traffic stop statistics after the city saw a dramatic increase in the number of times […]

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    105-year-old East Moline man named oldest Cubs fan

    EAST MOLINE, Illinois – While millions of Cubs fans will tune into the World Series, there will be one man in particular watching the game closely. All the talk these days is about the Chicago Cubs. “I’m not hungry, too much excitement,” said Ray Styrlund. Styrlund is a die-hard Cubs fans who can talk about little else at the Park Vista retirement home in East Moline. While there’s been a lot of talk about the Cubs there’s been a lot […]

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    Sendoff turns into celebration for PV freshman who no longer has to have leg amputated

    BETTENDORF, Iowa – Pleasant Valley High School had a yellow out for one of their own. The rally was for 15-year-old Parker Kress, who was preparing to have his leg amputated next week. Parker was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. Doctors found a tumor on his leg. After 17 rounds of chemo and six surgeries things were looking up until Parker got an infection in his leg. “Back in August we met with a surgeon and he said if […]