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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
  • Alderman Ambrose apologizes to Timothy’s House of hope

    DAVENPORT – Alderman Ray Ambrose apologized to Timothy’s House of Hope. The church’s meal site was shut down last week after just ten days because of a zoning issue. Alderman Ambrose gave this statement at Wednesday night’s city council, “Ive been informed they’ve received bad counsel regarding the zoning when they purchased their property on Washington street. It’s very unfortunate because going through the proper zoning process could have avoided many of the problems and anger that is happening now. […]

  • Bettendorf moves forward with sports and entertainment complex ‘Bettplex’

    BETTENDORF – Tonight the city of Bettendorf approved a development agreement for a $57 million sports and entertainment complex near the Interstate 80 and Middle Road interchange. The city bought the 115 acres of land 19 years ago and has been working ever since to bring development to that area. The city says this complex will not only draw visitors from the area but from miles away. The site will also include at least one hotel with a retail strip […]

  • Colona city council reverses decision, grants Lazy Dog BarBQ license

    City reverses decision and allows popular BBQ vendor to have business license.

  • Muscatine Mayor says if ousted she vows to take her case to court

    MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Mayor is vowing to take her case to district court if the council votes to have her removed. After the council stripped Mayor Diana Broderson of her powers, the council voted to start the process to remove her from office back in January. Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson says she’s ready to move forward, “I’m just really looking forward to putting this negativity for our community behind us.” However, she knows there’s still a long road […]

  • Last call for the Paddle Wheel Bar and Grill

    BETTENDORF – After 21 years in business the Paddle Wheel Bar & Grill will close it’s doors for good this weekend. It’s often compared to a bar in Boston where everyone knows your name, but this bar can be found in downtown Bettendorf. “It`s been a landmark forever, every time you drive across the bridge you see it,” said Lee Sandoval. While it’s been a lot of memories, “My husband brought me here for valentine`s day, he had a candle […]

  • Kennel cough on the rise in QC, how you can keep your pet safe

    Veterinarians in the Quad Cities want dog owners to beware of a highly contagious respiratory disease that's going around the area right now.

  • Timothy’s House of hope defends its mission to the city of Davenport

    DAVENPORT – A church is defending its mission and the people it serves after the city closed it down. What happens in this modest Washington Street building has sparked a lot of emotion in Davenport. Timothy’s House of Hope is an outreach ministry, part of Compassion Church. “We believe at Compassion Church people are not bums but they are people,” said Nick Cantwell, pastor at Compassion Church. The church recently moved its location to Washington Street, but while the ministry […]

  • Bettendorf man gains notoriety with high profile pro sport gate crashing

    BETTENDORF – Two pro sports teams may re-think their security precautions after a Bettendorf man was able to sneak inside two events, once even posing as a security worker. It’s game five of the World Series, Chicago Cubs versus the Cleveland Indians. While thousands stood outside Wrigley Field 18-year-old Luke Zapolski from Bettendorf had a front row seat. “I had to leave like 2:30 in the morning to get to Chicago at like 7 a.m.,” said Zapolski. Zapolski, who’s a […]

  • Potential Costco store has some worried about traffic on 53rd

    DAVENPORT – Costco could be coming to Davenport. It would be the newest edition to the rapidly growing east side. Bushra Rizvi at Once Upon A Child in Davenport remembers when 53rd Street barely had any businesses. “It’s changed a lot when I started.” said the store’s manager. Now there’s a strip mall on every corner, creating one of the Quad Cities most congested areas. “It gets a little more nerve wracking to drive on 53rd it reminds me more […]

  • Work begins for East Moline’s ‘The Bend’ project

    EAST MOLINE – The city is taking a vacant site and turning it into a $75 million project. The doubters are being proven wrong, “I’m really glad and vindicated when people said it’s not going to happen and here we are today breaking ground,” said Mayor John Thodos. An empty field is a new chapter for East Moline. “This is a project beyond anything we`ve seen for a very long time,” said Darin Girdler, City Administrator. On Thursday, April 20th, […]

  • East Moline police to the rescue after thief almost ruins QC family’s Easter

    EAST MOLINE – A Quad City mom received some unexpected help after her money was stolen two days before Easter. Kelley Nolen’s kids are still enjoying their Easter baskets four days later, but their Easter almost didn’t have a happy ending. “I just couldn`t be any more thankful,” said Nolen. Last Friday, March 14th, Nolen was out running errands, she stopped at store to pick up a few things. It wasn’t until her next stop when she realized she didn’t […]

  • Mixing young and old, Hope Creek could add child daycare

    EAST MOLINE – It’s an experiment that’s worked elsewhere. “It prompted me to think well could we do that here in Rock Island County, why can`t we just explore the option,” said Tammy Muerhoff, Regional Superintendent for Rock Island County schools. Rock Island County’s Hope Creek Care Center could get a jolt of youth. On Tuesday, the county board agreed to apply for a grant to open a daycare in the senior living center. Residents could see up to 20 […]