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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
  • Former Davenport Senator hopes Ernst’s win inspires more women to run

    It was a packed house of cheering supporters at the Republican watch party in Des Moines. Republican Joni Ernst beat Congressman Bruce Braley for the U.S Senate seat. It was a win not only good news for the Republican party, but a move that made history. Ernst is the first woman elected to federal office from Iowa and overall the first female Veteran in the Senate. “Women can do this job well and I think Joni Ernst will show that,” […]

  • Nuns campaign for voters in Davenport

    Nuns were out walking the streets of Davenport earlier today, but it wasn’t for Halloween. They’ve been doing a little campaigning themselves, taking their message door-to-door. They started their campaign back in September. A 38 city tour that brought them to Davenport. However, they’re not political candidates themselves, instead they follow a high power, they’re nuns. The sister’s message is simple, they want people to get out to the polls this Tuesday. “People are feeling so depressed, so turnoff by […]

  • Davenport alternative school gives students a second chance

    It’s the big reveal for a brand new school in the Davenport School District, Mid City High School, an alternative school. On Thursday, October 30, 2014, the Davenport School District showed off its a new alternative school, a replacement for the Kimberly Center. The district purchased this building off Marquette then renovated it into a 21st century learning experience for students. Inside Mid City High School, everything is modern and the technology is up to date. Students also get to […]

  • Hillary Clinton at Bruce Braley campaign event 10-29-14 (WQAD Photo)

    Hillary Clinton promotes voting during Davenport visit

    It’s one of the closest Senate races in the nation and you don’t need the poll numbers to prove it. Just look at the big name politicians in town, Senator John McCain, Marco Rubio and Speaker of the House, John Boehner in for Jonie Ernst this week. On Monday, vice president Joe Biden was in town for Bruce Braley and tonight Hillary Clinton fired up the deomcratic base in Davenport with the polls closing in six days. It was a […]

  • Downtown Moline celebrates 25 years of transformation

    A milestone in Moline, where years of work are clearly visible on the downtown streets now. It’s only the beginning of more projects to come. People strolling around downtown Moline on a Tuesday afternoon is a typical sight these days, but not long ago, getting people downtown, at anytime, was the goal. “We’re getting a surprising amount of people that are coming downtown Moline to visit us for lunch,” said Abraham Blair, director of kitchen operations for Brix. Brix opened […]

  • Speaker Boehner stops by Davenport to show support for Miller-Meeks

    With election day a week away, candidates campaigned knowing the balance of power in Washington was possibly hinging on your vote.

  • Quad Cities Chamber serves up first ever “Politics and Pints” event

    A different kind of candidate forum brought local politicians and voters together over a pint of beer. It’s not your traditional political debate or a public forum, but more like a nice chat over a couple of cold ones. “The entire event is just designed to be informal, casual conversation with our local state and federal elected officials and our members in a venue that promotes just good conversation, good relationship building,” said Scott VenDeWoestyne, director of government affairs for […]

  • Several accounts held by Davenport workers found to be possibly illegally tax-free

    The city of Davenport is investigating several personal bank accounts that firefighters or department employees had set up for themselves. Those accounts took advantage of a city ID number that could have been keeping them tax-free. It’s been a busy week for Davenport city leaders and the city’s finance director. On Wednesday, October 22, in a statement posted on the city’s website, a Davenport spokesperson wrote that 13 private accounts initially set up by fire department personnel at the Family […]

  • Husband calling for crosswalk on Brady Street after wife’s death

    It’s one of the busiest streets in Davenport and one man claims it’s no place for pedestrians. Back in June 2014, he lost his wife in an accident on Brady Street. He says some paint could make it a lot safer. You’ve probably driven down Brady Street a million times or even walked across it, but for 64-year-old Karol Heston, Brady Street is where she would take her last steps. Karol’s husband, Mike tracked down surveillance video of that day, […]

  • District seeing less crime thanks to special police unit

    Special enforcement’s been paying off in the district of Rock Island for the past year after a police unit has been watching over the area. It’s provided a peace of mind to those live and work there. The streets of downtown Rock Island are quiet, a comforting sound for businesses. “We’re not seeing the fights anymore,” said Mama Compton’s owner, Psyindy Compton-Muse. For the past year the Rock Island Police Department has focused on ending some of the consistent problems […]

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    Moline woman buys a year’s supply of pumpkin spice lattes

    Pumpkin spice everything is all over menus and store shelves right now. One Quad City woman is making it a year-round tradition.

  • Peace Corps applications skyrocket

    The Peace Corps have seen a 70-percent increase in applications in one year.

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