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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
  • Galesburg high school student receives diploma 55 years later

    It’s been 55 years for justice to be served as a former Galesburg High School student was denied his high school diploma. On Friday, August 8, 2014 the school awarded him with his diploma, but it’s about more than just a piece of paper. As you get older people change, for Galesburg High School class of 1959 you can see just that. It’s their 55 year reunion. For Alva Earley there’s a memory he can’t join in on, graduation day. […]

  • ISU president cancels 92-year-old tradition for good

    Grads of Iowa State living in the Quad Cities say they’re shocked and saddened by a move ISU’s president made. It brings to the end 92 years of tradition in Ames, Iowa. For one week in the spring Iowa State University would hold an event called Veishea. It was a way for the university to showcase the different colleges, clubs and recruit students. “The true purpose of the celebration has been completely overshadowed by this new culture,” said the university’s […]

  • Taxpayers demand trustees’ removal after late water payments

    Just South of the Quad Cities some people in the village of North Henderson, Illinois are demanding board members get the boot. It all comes down to unpaid or late water payments. Former North Henderson village president Jim Tucker claims problems started after he left office when new trustees came into the picture.  After attending some board meetings he and some other tax payers say they realized something wasn’t right. “Why would we lose 600 dollars in water consumption over […]

  • More attractions at Modern Woodmen has some asking if it’s too much

    Several weeks after the Ferris Wheel started spinning on Davenport’s riverfront, the Quad City River Bandits unveiled a new attraction. However, some city leaders claim they have concerns about how much is going on off the field. Food, jerseys, and beer are all ways ballparks can make some money, but at Modern Woodmen Ballpark they’re all about paving the way for new ideas, big ones. “We’re always trying to find ways to keep fans entertained,” said Andrew Chesser, general manager […]

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    Galesburg mourns loss of student athlete

    An area community is mourning the loss of a teenager who was about to start his senior year of high school. He died after being in an car accident over the weekend and although he was young, he left a lasting impact behind. The baseball field at Galesburg High School is quiet with only a few days of summer vacation left. However, when it’s time to play ball here again and noise fills the bleachers from cheering fans someone will […]

  • Community comes together after preschooler gets hit by car

    A  community is coming together for one of their own as a Quad City preschooler and her mother were involved in a car accident earlier this week. Now family, friends and even complete strangers are showing their support. At St.Pius X in Rock Island the mood is somber. They’re praying for 4-year-old Maddi Boultinghouse. “She touches the heart of every individual she’s ever met. She’s got a beautiful heart and she’s just a beautiful little girl,” said Maddi’s great uncle, […]

  • Rock Island Arsenal bridge closed temporarily

    Drivers will have to work their way around the Rock Island Arsenal bridge while repairs are being done. The Rock Island Integrated Services, a contractor for the Rock Island Arsenal says the government bridge and the Rock Island viaduct will be closed through 6 p.m. on Saturday August 2, 2014. The bridge will be shut down to perform annual concrete sealing. The Moline bridge to Rock Island Arsenal will have the same treatment done from 6 a.m. to 6.pm. on […]

  • Fair horse show honors local fire fighters

    A couple of horse handlers decided they wanted to spice things up this year with their show while at the same time honor local heroes. It’s two hours away from showtime and Jeremiah Litteral and Alan Schneckloth are getting their stars ready. Litteral and Schneckloth have been showing horses all their life, but this year they decided they wanted to change things up. Schneckloth knows a lot of Davenport fire fighters and Litteral has two generations of fire fighters in […]

  • Hay judging provides stiff competition

    A group of competitors are fighting to be named the best of best at the Mississippi Valley Fair.  Some go for food and entertainment others go to compete. However, this competition isn’t your typical contest. It’s competition day and confidence is at an all time high. “I think I’ll do pretty well,” said Liz Haman, a judge. You’ll need more than confidence to come out on top when it come out on top when it comes to judging hay. “It […]

  • Fair food with a twist

    You can expect to see all your fair classics, corndogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, however this year you’ll see some not so traditional fair food on the menu. At Fried What you can hear the grease cooking all day long. Norma Bowers and her partner Barb have been frying food for years. “Started out with a little old tent two fryers from the kitchen,” said Bowers. What started out as frying twinkies has now lead to a very expanded […]

  • Alligator gets a second chance at fair show

    A summer tradition in the Quad Cities is in full swing for a 95th year. Thousands of people are packed into the fairgrounds in Davenport for the Great Mississippi Valley Fair. It has been going on since 1920. There’s something new around every corner at the fair and this year that’s even true for one of the entertainers.  The Kachunga show travels all across the country educating people about alligators. Now you can see the show three times a day […]

  • Community rallies around Muscatine teacher battling cancer

    A community is showing their support for a teacher as she recently was diagnosed with Leukemia. She’s now in treatment and thousands of dollars have been raised within just 48 hours. A hospital room in Iowa City is Konnie Hurlbut’s new home for the next 26 days where she will receive chemo treatment. Just a month ago she was celebrating her wedding day with her husband Jacob. “We got married, went on our honeymoon in Mexico and got back and […]


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