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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
  • Your selfies can share what’s cool in the QC

    You can be part of a new social media campaign in the Quad Cities to help promote the coolest things about the region, and all you have to do is take a selfie.

  • Cops and students help give back to kids this holiday season

    It’s two weeks to Christmas and two groups of people in the Quad Cities are doing their part separately, helping others in the spirit of the season. East Moline police officer Rich Holman walks around Wal-Mart with his new friend Skylar, checking off her Christmas list. It’s the 11th year the department gives less fortunate kids from the East Moline School District the chance to shop with a cop. “A lot of the kids they’ll receive an item for Christmas, […]

  • Moline votes to move forward with one cent sales tax

    Several school district leaders across Rock Island County are taking another stab at a penny sales tax, as Moline’s school board voted to put it on the ballot again in 2015. The measure has been voted down twice before, and school districts hope the third time’s a charm. A one cent sales tax increase means people would pay a penny more for every dollar they spend. If voters were to approve the penny sales tax, it could generate $13 million […]

  • Moline school board votes to keep Hamilton’s name the same

    The Moline school board voted that Hamilton Elementary’s new name will be Hamilton Elementary. The district had posted a survey online for residents to choose between five different names for the expanded school. They included, Orchard Park, Two Rivers, Atkinson, Dewey and Velie View. It also included a write-in option. A subcommittee released the results showing most people wanted to keep the name the same. Hamilton’s been expanded as Garfield and Ericsson are set to close at the end of […]

  • Downtown project helps Dixon move forward

    Bringing the spirit of Dixon back to life, as a long overdue project was showcased. The project is helping put an embezzlement scandal in the past. It’s the 26th year for Dixon’s Christmas walk. A way for everyone to get in the Christmas spirit, but this year is special. “This year we get to have the Christmas walk in the new downtown,” said Jeff Kuhn, city commissioner. Kuhn along with city leaders have been working on a $6 million dollar […]

  • Holiday Train rolls into Muscatine to help feed the hungry

    Some holiday spirit rolled through Muscatine, Iowa. A light show that is a must see, but its more than just a show. It’s mission is to help others in need this holiday season. People lined up their cars along the riverfront of Muscatine, Iowa, just waiting for the right moment. Others braved the cold and waited outside to grab a spot. Every year crowds wait for the horn and bright lights coming down the railroad tracks. It’s the 60th year […]

  • Moline students kick off 65th year of Share Joys campaign

    It’s been a tradition in the Quad Cities and it started this morning in the Moline-Coal Valley school district. All the money raised will go to help hundreds of kids. Kelly Head unloads raffle baskets out of her car, hoping all of them go home with a bidder. Every dollar spent on them will help a student in need. “Not every kid has a new pair of shoes or a new article of clothing,” said Moline PTSA President, Kelly Head. […]

  • Nurses save hospice patient’s Christmas display

    An East Moline hospice patient got an early Christmas present that turned into a gift for his entire neighborhood.

  • Friends plan benefit honoring former Rocky soccer coach

    It’s a loss felt by an entire community as people remember a former Rock Island soccer coach who lost his battle with cancer. It’s been just a day since students, friends and family got the news that former Rock Island High School soccer coach Conan Dalton lost his seven-year battle with brain cancer on Sunday, November 30th, 2014. “He absolutely had a passion for coaching. He loved kids and he did it all for the right reasons. Conan never went […]

  • Hundreds protest in Iowa City for Michael Brown

    Protestors took their anger and their message down the streets of Iowa City the day after the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision was announced.

  • Davenport school board votes to keep block scheduling

    Davenport's school board decided not to change the district's high school block scheduling for the upcoming school year.

  • Wedding dad and daughter

    Dad refuses to give daughter away at wedding

    An Illinois man walked his daughter down the aisle, but refused to give her away. The bride says it was actually a very sweet gesture by her loving father. Newly wed couple Danellia and Kyle Vancil are still on a wedding day high and while they got married over a month ago, their wedding is now getting attention. “I’ve gotten emails and phone calls from all over America,” said Danellia’s father Mike Connell, a professor at Monmouth College. Their wedding […]


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