Jenna Morton

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

  • Snow means boom for body shop business

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 07:39am, February 5, 2014

    A rough winter is big business as crashes related to snowstorms have made some local body shops so busy, they're booked solid.
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  • Final attempt to save Moline schools fails

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:31pm, February 3, 2014

    One last attempt to try to save two Moline schools, Ericsson and Garfield Elementary that are set to close for...
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  • Customers say goodbye to longtime Moline Restaurant

    Posted on: 7:12 pm, January 31, 2014, by , updated on: 07:16pm, January 31, 2014

    People are doing whatever it takes to get one last taste of Belgian Village Inn in Moline before it closes....
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  • Tempers flare at Moline school board meeting

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 10:56pm, January 30, 2014

    Tempers flare in Moline as the school board presented some options for what to do with Ericsson Elementary school. The...
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  • Ostrich races, cowboy monkey highlight rodeo weekend

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, January 24, 2014, by

    On a frigid night, thousands braved the cold for some Friday night fun. They grabbed their boots and joined everyone...
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  • App boosts security at area college

    Posted on: 5:54 pm, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 12:21am, January 23, 2014

    Students at an Illinois college can take an active role in keeping their campus safe. It’s a free app students...
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  • Quad Cities propane shortage sparks higher prices

    Posted on: 5:04 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 05:14pm, January 21, 2014

    It’s getting more expensive for people to heat their homes as the price of propane is higher than it’s been...
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  • Knox College graduate killed in Taliban attack

    Posted on: 10:34 pm, January 19, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:15pm, January 20, 2014

    The Obama administration condemned Saturday the Taliban's attack on a Kabul restaurant that killed 21 people, mostly foreigners, as revenge for an airstrike that caused civilian Afghan deaths.
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  • Laying out the concealed carry law in Illinois

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, January 14, 2014, by

    Months before registered gun owners will be able to carry concealed weapons in Illinois, restrictions are already being put in...
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  • Henderson residents still without water

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, January 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:53am, January 14, 2014

    Henderson residents have plenty of questions about ongoing water problems, including when it will get back to normal.
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  • After losing son, dad creates Facebook page for missing people

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, January 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:15pm, January 9, 2014

    A Quad City family is stepping forward to help others dealing with the loss of a loved one. The Harker...
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  • Cities recruiting Ross’ Restaurant for new location

    Posted on: 5:24 pm, January 8, 2014, by , updated on: 09:56pm, January 8, 2014

    The home of the Magic Mountain, Ross’ Restaurant will eventually need to make way for a new 74 bridge and...
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