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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
  • Pickleball popularity spikes in the Quad Cities

    It’s an activity that most people play in junior high or high school gym class and then never again. Pickleball is having a resurgence as a sport for kids of all ages. At 9 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 and Kiwanis Park in Bettendorf is bumping.  On this Friday alone there were nearly two dozen people, most of them seniors, starting their day off playing pickleball. “I used to play a lot of racquetball and I really think that […]

  • Rock Island High School security guard wins Citizen of the Year award

    Since 1987 the City of Rock Island has selected a citizen of the year. Someone who has gone above and beyond in the community.  This year’s winner is walking the halls of Rock Island High School making a difference in student’s lives day after day, year after year. If you could walk in Charles Butler’s shoes you’d find yourself walking a lot of laps around Rock Island High School. Butler is a pastor in Rock Island and has spent 11 […]

  • Snoop Dogg makes unexpected appearance at Chicago couple’s wedding

    A typical job for a wedding photographer from Rock Island turned into anything but, when Snoop Dogg got involved. The chance encounter’s now being shared the world over. Chris Seibel has been taking photos for eight years now. Over the course of his time at Allusion Photography he’s shot many weddings. “It was a Hindu wedding, beautiful wedding,” said Seibel. However, his most recent gig tops them all. Over Labor Day weekend he shot a Hindu wedding in Chicago at […]

  • Music benefit targets auditorium for Clinton middle school

    It’s major fundraising time for the Clinton community trying to come up with $6 million dollars. It’s all for a new middle school auditorium. In November both Clinton, Iowa middle schools will move in the same building together, the only problem is there’s not auditorium that comes with the new building. That means once both middle schools are torn down the only auditorium left is at the high school. “If the middle school groups were also trying to perform in […]

  • Crundwell cash could fund library repairs

      It lost $54 million dollars over two decades to former comptroller Rita Crundwell. Now she’s in prison and the city’s got $40 million of that back thanks to property sales and settlements. Requests are coming in to put that money to good use including a second chapter for the library there. Inside the Dixon Library walls is a little bit of history. “It was built by this gentleman up here O.B. Dodge,” said library director, Lynn Roe. Dodge donated […]

  • Davenport city council gives the go ahead for Dock project

    An agreement with the developer is the final push forward for the Dock Restaurant project on the Davenport riverfront, but some say it’s a decision city leaders will regret. Person after person stood before city council on Wednesday trying to change the fate of the old Dock Restaurant. Their concerns ranged from the design being too big to ruining the river view. Both the Levee Improvement Commission and the mayor having their backs. “We haven’t even seen the outlines. All […]

  • RICO board votes to make major reform

    A political power play began in Rock Island County as board members voted for major reforms.

  • Fighting the heat

    We are finally feeling the summer heat, but there’s all kinds of ways to stay cool. From golfing, splashing around at Schwiebert Park, to watching a River Bandits baseball game, all people we talked to say the key is to stay hydrated, find some shade and take it easy. The Moline High School boys football team felt the heat at practice today, however lucky for them it was the perfect day to do an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to cool […]

  • Catfish Cove reopens with a cause

    A popular Quad City restaurant is reopening for the first time since a rising Mississippi River forced the owners to shut their doors. They’re doing it so others can do some good in the Quad Cities. Inside the Dee’s Catfish Cove you can find a good time. That’s because it’s the first time since May 2014 that anyone has set foot inside, let alone had a smile on their face. “For a person to take a negative and turn it […]

  • More to ALS then just the ice bucket challenge

    The social media phenomenon, the ice bucket challenge has now raised more than $50 million dollars for the ALS Association. Families fighting the disease say they hope it’s creating awareness about their everyday struggles. All you need is some ice, some water, a video camera and you too can join in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge craze. Since July the fundraiser has exploded on social media with people posting their ice bucket challenges. The ASL Association has raised more […]

  • Augie students step up to help improve environment

    Students from Augustana are stepping up to help improve the environment here, while at the same time getting a hands on experience. The Upper Mississippi Center, Rock Island, Moline and Augustana College have teamed up to create a program called the Big Urban Watershed Project. “We’re just looking for different organisms that live in the water body here. They’re an indicator of whats going on in the stream here.” The students research 13 different raviens to determine the health of […]

  • Dock

    Dock developement plans draw concerns over riverfront view

    Plans for a new look along the Davenport riverfront aren’t what everyone wants to see down there as the Dock redevelopment moves forward, some fear it will ruin the view. It’s been up for discussion for two years, how to develop the former Dock restaurant property.  Investors have come forward, drawings have been made and the city council has approved it. However, there are still concerns- the latest over the riverfront view. Under the development agreement the city is to […]


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